Bluebeard

Bluebeard
Blue|beard
an evil character in old European stories who got married many times, and each time killed his wife

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  • Bluebeard — is the title character in a famous fairy tale about a violent nobleman and his curious wife. It appeared in Charles Perrault s Les Contes de ma Mère l Oye , first published in 1697.ynopsisBluebeard was a wealthy aristocrat, feared because of his… …   Wikipedia

  • Bluebeard — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bluebeard — [blo͞o′bird΄] n. a character in an old folk tale who married and then murdered one wife after another …   English World dictionary

  • Bluebeard —    The eponym Bluebeard, a noun meaning a man who successively marries and murders several wives is the main character in Charles Perrault s story Barbe Bleue, published in Contes du Temps (1697). The adjective bluebeard means not to enter or be… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Bluebeard — Bluebeardism, n. /blooh beard /, n. 1. a fairy tale character whose seventh wife found the bodies of her predecessors in a room she had been forbidden to enter. 2. any man alleged to have murdered a number of his wives or other women. * * * or… …   Universalium

  • bluebeard — noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Bluebeard, a fairy tale character Date: 1822 a man who marries and kills one wife after another …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bluebeard — /ˈblubɪəd/ (say bloohbeard) noun 1. (in folklore) a villainous man who marries and murders several wives; in a popular version his seventh wife finds in a forbidden room the bodies of the other six. 2. any man alleged to have murdered a number of …  

  • Bluebeard (disambiguation) — Bluebeard the title character in a 1697 fairy tale by Charles Perrault.Bluebeard can also refer to:Botany* The genus Caryopteris of the vervain family.Film* Barbe Bleu ( Blue Beard ), a 1901 short film by the French magician/filmmaker Georges… …   Wikipedia

  • Bluebeard's Castle — Duke Bluebeard s Castle (Hungarian: A kékszakállú herceg vára; literally: The Castle of the Blue Bearded Prince) is a one act opera by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. The libretto was written by Béla Balázs, a poet and friend of the composer. It… …   Wikipedia

  • Bluebeard (album) — Infobox Album Name = Bluebeard Type = Album Artist = Bluebeard Genre = J rock, Emo, Indie Length = 26:41 Chronology = Bluebeard This album = Bluebeard Bluebeard is the first full length album by Japanese Emo/Indie band Bluebeard. Soon after the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bluebeard (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Bluebeard Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Born = Died = Origin = Japan Instrument = Voice type = Genre = J Rock Indie Emo Occupation = Years active = Label =… …   Wikipedia

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