Scheherazade

Scheherazade

[shuh-her-uh-zah-duh, -zahd, -heer-]
noun
1.
(in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments ) the wife of the sultan of India, who relates such interesting tales nightly that the sultan spares her life.
2.
(italics) a symphonic suite (1888) by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov.
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Main Entry:  Scheherazade
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  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
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Scheherazade [(shuh-hair-uh-zahd)]

The sultan's wife who narrates the Arabian Nights.

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