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Meaning of BLUEBEARD

Pronunciation:  'bloo`beerd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (fairy tale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women; he kills the first six for disobedience
 

BLUEBEARD is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: character, fictional character, fictitious character

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Blue"beard\, n.
The hero of a medi[ae]val French nursery legend, who, leaving
home, enjoined his young wife not to open a certain room in
his castle. She entered it, and found the murdered bodies of
his former wives. -- Also used adjectively of a subject which
it is forbidden to investigate.

      The Bluebeard chamber of his mind, into which no eye
      but his own must look.                   --Carlyle.

 

 

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