Cinderella

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noun Cin·der·el·la \ˌsin-də-ˈre-lə\

Definition of Cinderella

  1. :  one resembling the fairy-tale Cinderella: such asa :  one suffering undeserved neglectb :  one suddenly lifted from obscurity to honor or significance

Cinderella

adjective

Examples of cinderella in a Sentence

  1. a company that is the Cinderella of the computer industry

  2. The team is the Cinderella of the tournament.

Origin and Etymology of cinderella

after Cinderella, fairy-tale heroine who is used as a drudge by her stepmother but ends up married to a prince


CINDERELLA Defined for English Language Learners

Cinderella

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Definition of Cinderella for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that is ignored but that deserves attention or credit

  • : someone or something (such as a sports team) that is not expected to do well but that succeeds or wins in a very exciting way


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