Scheherazade

[ shuh-her-uh-zah-duh, -zahd, -heer- ]
/ ʃəˌhɛr əˈzɑ də, -ˈzɑd, -ˌhɪər- /

noun

(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.

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Scheherazade
[ (shuh-hair-uh-zahd) ]

The sultan's wife who narrates the Arabian Nights.

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