Sche·​her·​a·​zade shə-ˌher-ə-ˈzäd How to pronounce Scheherazade (audio)
: the fictional wife of a sultan and the narrator of the tales in the Arabian Nights' Entertainments

Word History


German Scheherezade, from Persian Shīrazād

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scheherazade was in 1728

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Cite this Entry

“Scheherazade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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