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[shuh-her-uh-zah-duh, -zahd, -heer-] /ʃəˌhɛr əˈzɑ də, -ˈzɑd, -ˌhɪər-/
(in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) the wife of the sultan of India, who relates such interesting tales nightly that the sultan spares her life.
(italics) a symphonic suite (1888) by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov. Unabridged
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  • We owe "Youth" and the first section of Scheherazade to this accident.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • Shall I talk to you, Scheherazade, or let you snuggle into the chaste arms of Morpheus?

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • And thought of Scheherazade faded from his mind as a tale that is told.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • There was a possibility that Scheherazade and her friends might be on board the Volhynia.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • What was the stuff with which you flavoured that soup, Scheherazade?

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • Scheherazade,” he said lightly, “what on earth am I going to do with you?

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
Contemporary definitions for Scheherazade

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's 21st Century Lexicon
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Scheherazade [(shuh-hair-uh-zahd)]

The sultan's wife who narrates the Arabian Nights.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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