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Pyramus and Thisbe

[ pir-uh-muhsuhnd thiz-bee ]
/ ˈpɪr ə məs ənd ˈθɪz bi /
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plural noun Classical Mythology.
two young lovers of Babylon who, in defiance of their parents, held clandestine conversations through a crack in a wall. On believing Thisbe dead, Pyramus killed himself. When Thisbe discovered his body, she took her own life.
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Pyramus and Thisbe
/ (ˈpɪrəməs, ˈθɪzbɪ) /

noun
(in Greek legend) two lovers of Babylon: Pyramus, wrongly supposing Thisbe to be dead, killed himself and she, encountering him in his death throes, did the same
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