Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A skilled woman storyteller.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After the fictional queen Scheherezade, skilled narrator of the tales in the anonymous The Arabian Nights' Entertainment.]

Examples

  • A childhood remedy I recall from about the age of two through nine years was to dance around our living room to an album my folks had of Rimsky Korsakoff and Katchaturian works, which, of course, included "Scheherezade".

    1001: Staying Put

  • My neighbor Elza van den Heever sang the "Scheherezade" with her customary excellence, but the big Samsung Hall fairly defeated her.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • My neighbor Elza van den Heever sang the "Scheherezade" with her customary excellence, but the big Samsung Hall fairly defeated her.

    Scheherezade and El Santo De Israel

  • Lysacek skated first of the final group, executing his long program to "Scheherezade" almost flawlessly.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • Lysacek skated first of the final group, executing his long program to "Scheherezade" almost flawlessly.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • Lysacek skated first of the final group, executing his long program to "Scheherezade" almost flawlessly.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • Lysacek skated first of the final group, executing his long program to "Scheherezade" almost flawlessly.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • Lysacek skated first of the final group, executing his long program to "Scheherezade" almost flawlessly.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • A concert in February of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherezade" and Nielsen's "Aladdin

    New Jersey Real-Time News

  • Mr Watts, who over the course of the narrative has been both idolized and reviled by the local community ends up trying to save them all by taking on the role of Scheherezade.

    Mister Pip « Tales from the Reading Room

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