UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbluːˌbɪəd/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(blo̅o̅bērd′)

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Blue•beard  (blo̅o̅bērd′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Literaturea fairy-tale character whose seventh wife found the bodies of her predecessors in a room she had been forbidden to enter.
  2. Literatureany man alleged to have murdered a number of his wives or other women.
Bluebeard′ism, n. 

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Bluebeard /ˈbluːˌbɪəd/ n
  1. a villain in European folk tales who marries several wives and murders them in turn. In many versions the seventh and last wife escapes the fate of the others
  2. a man who has had several wives
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