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[shuh-her-uh-zah-duh, -zahd, -heer-] /ʃəˌhɛr əˈzɑ də, -ˈzɑd, -ˌhɪər-/
(in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) the wife of the sultan of India, who relates such interesting tales nightly that the sultan spares her life.
(italics) a symphonic suite (1888) by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov. Unabridged
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the female narrator of Arabian Nights, who saves her life by entertaining her husband the king with stories; by extension, used to describe a female teller of stories; also written Shahrazad's 21st Century Lexicon
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Scheherazade [(shuh-hair-uh-zahd)]

The sultan's wife who narrates the Arabian Nights.

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