bedtime story


Definition of bedtime story

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

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Recent Examples on the Web In the trailer, Phoenix, 46, as his character Johnny, reads a bedtime story to his precocious nephew Jesse (Woody Norman). Alexia Fernández,, 8 Sep. 2021 But in February, after their dad told them a bedtime story about bitcoin prices spiking to over $50,000, the Frisco duo dreamed up a new money-making idea: mining Ethereum. Natalie Walters, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2021 It was originally created as a bedtime story for his son, Christopher, during a bout of the measles. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 13 Aug. 2021 Each room includes a separate sleeping area for kids with bunk beds and a trundle as well as a Google Nest that can send kids on in-room scavenger hunts, tell them a bedtime story, and place room service orders. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 7 July 2021 Let Alexander Skarsgard lull you to sleep with a bedtime story. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 29 June 2021 Viewers can create a path based on their in-the-moment feelings and time constraints, and the Sleep journey can even end with a bedtime story. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 13 June 2021 The video opens up with Pink in her daughter Willow’s bedroom reading her a bedtime story. Brittany Spanos, Rolling Stone, 7 May 2021 Rituals of all sorts — a nightly bedtime story, a funeral, a New Year's toast — take us out of the daily hustle and bustle and instill a sense of purpose and connection. Rachel Hutton, Star Tribune, 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of bedtime story

1868, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2021

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“Bedtime story.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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