Shi·​raz shi-ˈräz How to pronounce Shiraz (audio)
: syrah

Examples of Shiraz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Flights were suspended in Isfahan and the Iranian cities of Tehran and Shiraz as well as airports across the country’s western borders, but those restrictions were soon eased. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 19 Apr. 2024 Pillsbury Wine Company Shiraz Guns and Kisses 2021. Richard Ruelas, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2024 In October 2022, gunmen killed 15 people at a shrine in Shiraz. Joseph Wilkinson, New York Daily News, 4 Jan. 2024 All room categories, of which there are five (beginning with the entry-level Shiraz room and ending with the Cap Classique Suite, which has its own plunge pool), come with complimentary use of the mini-bar and gifted bottles of white and red wine. Hannah Selinger, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2024 While you may be tempted to reach for an ice-cold beer with all these foods, try a Barossa Shiraz with bold, ripe fruit or South African Pinotage, whose smoky and earthy notes are perfect with a touch of spice. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 26 Apr. 2024 Flights were suspended in Isfahan and the Iranian cities of Tehran and Shiraz as well as airports across the country's western borders, Iran's Mehr news agency also reported. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 19 Apr. 2024 The website of Imam Khomeini International Airport, just outside Tehran, said all departures were delayed until 10:55 a.m. Flights were suspended in Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz, the state media agency IRNA reported earlier. NBC News, 19 Apr. 2024 The airline has around 100 air sommeliers, offering guidance on wine pairings, like a new red and white in premium economy, a 2023 Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc and a 2022 St Hallett Faith Shiraz. Chris Dong, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2024

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Word History


probably from French chiraz, alteration (influenced by Shiraz, city in Persia) of syrah, syrac Syrah

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shiraz was in 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Shiraz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Shi·​raz shi-ˈräz How to pronounce Shiraz (audio)
city in southwest central Iran in the southern Zagros Mountains population 1,460,665

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