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Scheherazade

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

    The Merry-Go-Round

    Carl Van Vechten

  • There was a possibility that Scheherazade and her friends might be on board the Volhynia.

    The Dark Star

    Robert W. Chambers

  • 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

  • Scheherazade,” he said lightly, “what on earth am I going to do with you?

    The Dark Star

    Robert W. Chambers


scheherazade in Culture

Scheherazade

[(shuh-hair-uh-zahd)]

The sultan's wife who narrates the Arabian Nights.

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