Pyramus and Thisbe

[ pir-uh-muh s ]
/ ˈpɪr ə məs /

plural noun Classical Mythology.

two young lovers of Babylon who held conversations clandestinely, and in defiance of their parents, through a crack in a wall. On believing Thisbe dead, Pyramus killed himself. When Thisbe discovered his body she committed suicide. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pyramus and thisbe

Pyramus and Thisbe
/ (ˈpɪrəməs, ˈθɪzbɪ) /


(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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