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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [shah, shaw]
    • /ʃɑ, ʃɔ/
    • /ʃɑː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [shah, shaw]
    • /ʃɑ, ʃɔ/

Definitions of shah word

  • noun shah (formerly, in Iran) king; sovereign. 1
  • noun shah king of Iran 1
  • proper noun shah In former times, the Shah of Iran was its ruler. 0
  • noun shah a ruler of certain Middle Eastern countries, esp (formerly) Iran 0
  • noun shah the title of any of the former rulers of Iran 0
  • interjection shah hush; be quiet 0

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Origin of shah

First appearance:

before 1560
One of the 32% oldest English words
1560-70; < Persian: king

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Shah


shah popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

shah usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for shah

noun shah

  • amir — Amir means the same as emir.
  • caesar — Gaius Julius (ˈɡaɪəs ˈdʒuːlɪəs). 100–44 bc, Roman general, statesman, and historian. He formed the first triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus (60), conquered Gaul (58–50), invaded Britain (55–54), mastered Italy (49), and defeated Pompey (46). As dictator of the Roman Empire (49–44) he destroyed the power of the corrupt Roman nobility. He also introduced the Julian calendar and planned further reforms, but fear of his sovereign power led to his assassination (44) by conspirators led by Marcus Brutus and Cassius Longinus
  • caliph — A Caliph was a Muslim ruler.
  • contessa — an Italian countess
  • contesse — countess.

Antonyms for shah

noun shah

  • commoner — In countries which have a nobility, commoners are the people who are not members of the nobility.

Top questions with shah

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