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Scheherazade

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noun Sche·her·a·zade \shə-ˌher-ə-ˈzäd; -ˈzä-də, -dē\

Definition of Scheherazade

  1. :  the fictional wife of a sultan and the narrator of the tales in the Arabian Nights' Entertainments



Origin of scheherazade

German Scheherezade, from Persian Shīrazād


First Known Use: 1801


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