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Mashhad Syllabification: Mash·had
Pronunciation: /məˈSHäd/
(also MeshedməˈSHed)

Definition of Mashhad in English:

A city in northeastern Iran, close to the border with Turkmenistan; population 2,427,316 (2006). The burial place in ad 809 of the Abbasid caliph Harun ar-Rashid and in 818 of the Shiite leader Ali ar-Rida, it is a holy city of the Shiite Muslims. It is the second largest city in Iran.

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