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English definition of “the Pied Piper (of Hamelin)”

the Pied Piper (of Hamelin)

noun [S]     /ˌpaɪdˌpaɪ.pə.rəvˈhæm.lɪn/ US  /-pɚ.əv-/
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 Legendary and mythological characters
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