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.
(italics) the fairy tale itself.
(italics) a ballet (1889) by Tchaikovsky.
“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.
[slaw-ter-uh s] /ˈslɔ tər əs/ adjective 1. murderous; destructive.
/ˈslɔːtəˌmæn/ noun (pl) -men 1. a person employed to kill animals in a slaughterhouse
[slaw-ter-hous] /ˈslɔ tərˌhaʊs/ noun, plural slaughterhouses [slaw-ter-hou-ziz] /ˈslɔ tərˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a building or place where animals are butchered for food; abattoir. slaughterhouse /ˈslɔːtəˌhaʊs/ noun 1. a place where animals are butchered for food; abattoir
noun 1. the killing or butchering of cattle, sheep, etc., especially for food. 2. the brutal or violent killing of a person. 3. the killing of great numbers of people or animals indiscriminately; carnage: the slaughter of war. verb (used with object) 4. to kill or butcher (animals), especially for food. 5. to kill in […]