Sleeping Beauty: Meaning and Definition of

Sleep'ing Beau'ty

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  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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