[ moo-rah-sah-kee shee-kee-boo ]
/ ˈmu rɑˈsɑ ki ˈʃi kiˌbu /
Lady,978?–1031?, Japanese poet and novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for murasaki shikibu
/ (ˌmʊərɑːˈsɑːkiː ˈʃiːkiːˌbuː) /
11th-century Japanese court lady, author of The Tale of Genji, perhaps the world's first novel
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