|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|1.||Also called: African sleeping sickness an African disease caused by infection with protozoans of the genus Trypanosoma, characterized by fever, wasting, and sluggishness|
|2.||Also called (esp formerly): sleepy sickness, Technical name: encephalitis lethargica an epidemic viral form of encephalitis characterized by extreme drowsiness|
sleeping sickness n.
See encephalitis lethargica.
|sleeping sickness (slē'pĭng) Pronunciation Key