Sleeping Beauty
noun Date: 1729 a princess of a fairy tale who is wakened from an enchanted sleep by the kiss of a prince

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  • Sleeping Beauty — noun fairy story: princess under an evil spell who could be awakened only by a prince s kiss (Freq. 1) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑princess * * * ˌSleeping ˈBeauty 7 [Sleeping Beauty] noun used to refer to sb who h …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sleeping Beauty — UK / US noun humorous used for referring to someone who has been sleeping for a long time • Etymology: From the children s story Sleeping Beauty in which a beautiful young girl goes to sleep for 100 years and is woken by a prince when he kisses… …   English dictionary

  • Sleeping Beauty —    1) Some Call it Loving    Drame fantastique de James B. Harris, d après la nouvelle de John Collier Sleeping Beauty, avec Zalman King, Carol White, Tisa Farrow, Richard Pryor.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1972   Technique: couleurs… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

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