Definition of alcazar in English:

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alcazar

Pronunciation: /ˌalkəˈzär/ /alˈkazər/
(often Alcazar)

noun

A Spanish palace or fortress of Moorish origin.
Example sentences
  • The building is enclosed by imperforate walls, a favourite device of Moneo's that reinterprets the traditional form of the Spanish alcazar.
  • And then he put steel to me, and forced me to come with him to his mountain alcazar, his huge palace.
  • She began to wonder: if a video camera had been in that room at the Spanish royal palace, or alcazar, what would the stills that came before and after have looked like?

Origin

Early 17th century: from Spanish alcázar, from Arabic al-ḳaṣr 'the castle'.

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Syllabification: al·ca·zar

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