Meaning of Scheherazade


Pronunciation: (shu-her"u-zä'du, -zäd', -hēr"-), [key]
— n.
  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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