Pronunciation: (si-ral'yō, -räl'-), [key]
1. the part of a Muslim house or palace in which the wives and concubines are secluded; harem.
2. a Turkish palace, esp. of the sultan. Also called se•rail Pronunciation: (su-rī', -rīl', -rāl'). [key]
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