Definition of The Arabian Nights from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

The Arabian Nights

 
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
 
jump to other results
the name often given to the Thousand and One Nights, a collection of traditional stories from the Middle East, written in Arabic. Scheherezade marries a king who kills his wives after their first night together. She survives by telling him a different story every night. Many popular films, songs and pantomimes are based on some of these stories, such as Aladdin and Sinbad the Sailor