Scheherazade

noun
Sche·​her·​a·​zade | \ shə-ˌher-ə-ˈzäd How to pronounce Scheherazade (audio) ; -ˈzä-də, -dē \

Definition of Scheherazade

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

First Known Use of Scheherazade

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Scheherazade

German Scheherezade, from Persian Shīrazād

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“Scheherazade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scheherazade. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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