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sleep·ing beau·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sleeping Beauty(noun)

    fairy story: princess under an evil spell who could be awakened only by a prince's kiss

  2. sleeping beauty(noun)

    a person who is sleeping soundly

  3. sleeping beauty(noun)

    a potential takeover target that has not yet been put in play


  1. Sleeping Beauty(ProperNoun)

    A fairy tale originally titled La Belle au bois dormant by Charles Perrault.

  2. Sleeping Beauty(ProperNoun)

    The main character in this story, who is in unbroken slumber under a magical spell, awaiting the kiss of a prince.

  3. Sleeping Beauty(ProperNoun)

    A transposon used in genetic engineering


  1. Sleeping Beauty

    "The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault or "Little Briar Rose" by the Brothers Grimm is a classic fairytale involving a beautiful princess, enchantment of sleep, and a handsome prince. Written as an original literary tale, it was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697. In 1959 the story was made into a Walt Disney animated film.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sleeping Beauty

    a princess who was by enchantment shut up to sleep 100 years in a castle surrounded by a dense forest, and was delivered from her trance at the end of that term by a prince, to admit whom the forest opened of itself.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleeping beauty in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleeping beauty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sleeping beauty in a Sentence

  1. Matthieu Lamoure:

    I have to say that when we arrived here, we found ourselves overcome with emotion, probably much like Lord Carrington and Howard Carter on being the first person for centuries to enter Tutankhamen’s tomb. It really was a case of waking up Sleeping Beauty.

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