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(täzh′ mə häl′, täj′),USA pronunciation
Place Namesa white marble mausoleum built at Agra, India, by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (fl. 1628–58) for his favorite wife.
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Taj Mahal /ˈtɑːdʒ məˈhɑːl/ n
Etymology: Urdu, literally: crown of buildings
- a white marble mausoleum in central India, in Agra on the Jumna River: built (1632–43) by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal; regarded as the finest example of Mogul architecture
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