Definition of niqab in English:

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niqab

Pronunciation: /nəˈkäb/

noun

A veil worn by some Muslim women in public, covering all of the face apart from the eyes.
Example sentences
  • The rights group also claimed that, ‘Islamist students at national universities often harass liberal female classmates for not wearing the niqab, a full veil,’ and that ‘non-Muslims are also victims of this discrimination.’
  • No one is discussing the spread of the niqab (face veil) and its symbolism.
  • Soon, Azza went further and put on the niqab, the veil that covers a woman's face below the eyes.

Origin

Arabic niqāb.

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Syllabification: ni·qab

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