bedtime story


Definition of bedtime story

: a story read or recounted to someone (such as a child) at bedtime

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In addition to showcasing handbags and other wares from Hindmarch’s new collection, the event incorporated a cloud-theme cafe and pop-up shop, guided meditations and bedtime stories read by model Poppy Delevingne. Fox News, "London Fashion Week featured 'Chubby Cloud' for tired trendsetters to sleep on," 18 Sep. 2018 There’s also a partnership with Nickelodeon that expands existing features for the Google Home like bedtime stories. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "The Google Assistant smart home ecosystem is slowly starting to take shape," 14 Nov. 2018 The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep is a kids' bedtime story— which, like most bedtime stories, is supposed to help children fall asleep. Christina Oehler, Woman's Day, "This Book Has Been Proven To Put Children To Sleep In Just MINUTES," 17 Aug. 2015 Luke Zamparini, Louis’ son, said his father’s stories were his bedtime stories growing up. Caleb Parke, Fox News, "‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’ star talks playing his real-life grandfather Billy Graham," 13 Sep. 2018 Author Adam Mansbach used his own struggles as material for this very adult bedtime story, in which a loving dad becomes increasingly unhinged and profane. Redbook, ""Go the F--k to Sleep": Don't Swear at the Baby, Please!," 2 July 2011 Now at his house in the shadow of rugged Camelback Mountain, Palmer still has time to read a bedtime story to his 6-year-old twins, Fletch and Elle, and to 4-year-old daughter Bries. Peter King,, "A Quarterback and His Game Plan, Part I: Five Days to Learn 171 Plays," 18 Nov. 2015 Instead, you are pulled you into its unceasing tidal sweep, as tickled as a toddler with a bedtime story that promises endless permutations. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ Is a Transfixing Epic of Riches and Ruin," 13 July 2018 Rapunzel, the long-haired maiden locked in a tower by an evil witch, has been immortalized in countless bedtime stories and adaptations, from the Brothers Grimm to Disney. Maria Cramer,, "Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your trademark restrictions," 5 June 2018

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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