Definition of zenana in English:

zenana

noun

  • (in India and Iran) the part of a house for the seclusion of women.

    • ‘All mosques have zenanas or areas of worship for women on the upper storey with a separate entrance on the side.’

Origin

From Persian and Urdu zanānah, from zan ‘woman’.

Pronunciation

zenana

/zɪˈnɑːnə/