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(in Islamic countries) the call to prayer proclaimed five times a day by the muezzin.
Historical Examples

The old general was of a different type from the fire-eating dandies who played the master at azan.
The Valley of Vision Henry Van Dyke

Boville owed his life to the azan, the fetich cord, at that instant.
The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle

Hanes in Egypt was the reverse of azan; formed however of the same terms, and of the same purport precisely.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. Jacob Bryant

(Islam) the call to prayer five times a day, usually by a muezzin from a minaret


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