Sleeping Beauty


: a princess of a fairy tale who is wakened from an enchanted sleep by the kiss of a prince

Examples of Sleeping Beauty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Find it on Amazon Experience The Luxury Of The Sleeping Beauty Bedding Transform your bedroom into a luxurious sleeping haven with this French linen bedding set. Samantha Booth, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 The true showstopper, though, is Sleeping Beauty's Castle, which gets a special makeover including over 25,000 LED icicle lights. Lindsay Kimble, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 This Disney Princess Dress-Up Trunk is filled with a splendid 21-piece assortment of dresses and accessories, including looks from Sleeping Beauty, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Snow White that are sure to spark hours of imaginative play. Samantha McIntyre, Parents, 24 Oct. 2023 Find it on Amazon Revel In The Luxury Bedding Of Sleeping Beauty. Samantha Booth, Rolling Stone, 11 Oct. 2023 This is a ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in the Balanchine style. Gia Kourlas, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2023 Headed to Disneyland, Eric Bernsen and his family left their hotel in the Anaheim resort area Friday in Pooh hats, Maleficent ears and personalized Sleeping Beauty Castle shirts. Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2023 Samuel Bishop Macias and Javier López were captured in a sweet moment on video presenting each other with engagement rings outside Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland in California — leaving both parties and onlookers shocked. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 26 Sep. 2023 Briar Rose is the name of Sleeping Beauty in the Brothers Grimm version of the folktale, and in the Disney version, the character Aurora is referred to as Briar Rose as a child. Lia Beck, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1729, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sleeping Beauty was in 1729

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“Sleeping Beauty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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