Definition of bilal in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɪˈlɑːl/

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(In Malaysia) a muezzin.
Example sentences
  • The bilal calls the faithful to prayer, and the imam leads them in prayer.
  • Their appointed imams and bilals (not all, perhaps) are, after all are of their kinds.
  • The bilal was reciting some verses from the Quran when I woke up this morning. 5.40 a.m.


Malay, from Arabic Bilal, the first name of an Abyssinian slave appointed as the first muezzin following Muhammad's pilgrimage to Mecca in 629.

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