Definition of Beauty and the Beast noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    Beauty and the Beast

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  1. 1a traditional story about a young girl who saves a large ugly creature from a magic spell by her love. He becomes a handsome prince and they get married.
  2. 2(informal, humorous) two people of whom one is much more attractive than the other
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Beauty and the Beast