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Sleeping Beauty

noun
1.
a beautiful princess, the heroine of a popular fairy tale, awakened from a charmed sleep by the kiss of the prince who is her true love.
2.
(italics) the fairy tale itself.
3.
(italics) a ballet (1889) by Tchaikovsky.
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“Sleeping Beauty” definition


A fairy tale from the collection of Charles Perrault, about a beautiful princess cast into a deep sleep through a jealous fairy's curse. Sleeping Beauty is awakened at last by the kiss of a prince.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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