Cinderella dance


: a dancing party that is to end at midnight

Word History


so called from the episode in the Cinderella fairy tale in which Cinderella's fine raiment and equipage, metamorphosed by her fairy godmother from baser materials to enable her to attend a royal ball, are converted to their original state at the stroke of midnight

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“Cinderella dance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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