Meaning of “the Pied Piper of Hamelin” in the English Dictionary

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"the Pied Piper of Hamelin" in British English

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the Pied Piper of Hamelinnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌpaɪd ˌpaɪ.pər əv ˈhæm.lɪn/ us /ˌpaɪd ˌpaɪ.pɚ əv ˈhæm.lɪn/

a character in a children's story who led all the children away from the town of Hamelin by playing beautiful music after the town officials refused to pay him for getting rid of all the rats

(Definition of “the Pied Piper of Hamelin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)