mu·ez·zin (my-ĕzĭn, m-)
The crier who calls the faithful to prayer five times a day.
[Ottoman Turkish müezzin or Persian muazzin, from Arabic mu'aḏḏin, active participle of 'aḏḏana, to call to prayer; see AZAN.]
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