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Ali Baba Syllabification: A·li Ba·ba
Pronunciation: /ˌälē ˈbäbə/

Definition of Ali Baba in English:

The hero of a story supposed to be from the Arabian Nights, who discovered the magic formula (“Open Sesame!”) that opened a cave where forty robbers kept their treasure.

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