Share this entry

Mozarabic Syllabification: Moz·ar·a·bic
Pronunciation: /mōˈzerəbik/

Definition of Mozarabic in English:


Of or relating to the Christian inhabitants of Spain under the Muslim Moorish kings.
Example sentences
  • Through this point of contact, Mozarabic art transmitted Moorish features to the European Romanesque.
  • The Visigothic Church developed a liturgical music, Mozarabic chant, used until its abolition in the 11th century.
  • In the Mozarabic liturgy the feast of Saint John fell on December 29.


Late 17th century: from Spanish mozárabe (from Arabic musta῾rib, literally 'making oneself an Arab') + -ic.



Pronunciation: /mōˈzerəb/
Example sentences
  • Because Agobard was himself a Mozarab, it is likely that he was particularly sensitive to the existence of Christian enslavement in al-Andalus.
  • Among its slate and quartzite houses stands the church of Santiago, a Mozarab temple from the 10th century.
  • Their religious tolerance allowed Christians to co-exist with the Moors which led to the Mozarab culture.

Words that rhyme with Mozarabic


Definition of Mozarabic in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈdo͞ofəs
a stupid person