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When I was seven, I gave a letter to Cinderella in Disney World asking if I could be in a Disney movie. So, working for Disney was really a childhood dream come true.
Brittany Curran

Meaning of "Cinderella" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CINDERELLA

After Cinderella, the heroine of a fairy tale who is aided by a fairy godmother.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CINDERELLA

Cinderella  [ˌsɪndəˈrɛlə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CINDERELLA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cinderella is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CINDERELLA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cinderella

Cinderella

Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper, is a European folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression in Histoires ou contes du temps passé published by Charles Perrault in 1697, and by the Brothers Grimm in their folk tale collection Grimms' Fairy Tales. Although both the story's title and the character's name change in different languages, in English-language folklore "Cinderella" is the archetypal name. The word "Cinderella" has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes were unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. The still-popular story of "Cinderella" continues to influence popular culture internationally, lending plot elements, allusions, and tropes to a wide variety of media. The Aarne–Thompson system classifies Cinderella as "the persecuted heroine". The story of Rhodopis about a Greek slave girl who marries the king of Egypt is considered the earliest known variant of the "Cinderella" story and many variants are known throughout the world.

Definition of Cinderella in the English dictionary

The first definition of Cinderella in the dictionary is a girl who achieves fame after being obscure. Other definition of Cinderella is a poor, neglected, or unsuccessful person or thing. Cinderella is also relating to dramatic success.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CINDERELLA


bestseller
ˌbɛstˈsɛlə
bookseller
ˈbʊksɛlə
Capella
kəˈpɛlə
cellar
ˈsɛlə
chlorella
klɔːˈrɛlə
corella
kəˈrɛlə
heller
ˈhɛlə
Isabella
ˌɪzəˈbɛlə
Keller
ˈkɛlə
Mandela
mænˈdɛlə
mozzarella
ˌmɒtsəˈrɛlə
propeller
prəˈpɛlə
quadrella
kwɒˈdrɛlə
seller
ˈsɛlə
stella
ˈstɛlə
stellar
ˈstɛlə
subumbrella
ˌsʌbʌmˈbrɛlə
subumbrellar
ˌsʌbʌmˈbrɛlə
teller
ˈtɛlə
umbrella
ʌmˈbrɛlə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CINDERELLA

Cincinnati
Cincinnatus

WORDS THAT END LIKE CINDERELLA

a capella
a cappella
beach umbrella
Campanella
cella
Marbella
marcella
nigella
novella
nuclear umbrella
paella
Pella
rosella
sabella
salmonella
Sella
sun umbrella
telescopic umbrella
terrella
zanella

Synonyms and antonyms of Cinderella in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Cinderella» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CINDERELLA

Find out the translation of Cinderella to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Cinderella from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Cinderella» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

灰姑娘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Cenicienta
570 millions of speakers

English

Cinderella
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सिंड्रेला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سندريلا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Золушка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Cinderela
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সিন্ড্যারেল্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Cendrillon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cinderella
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aschenputtel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シンデレラ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신데렐라
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cinderella
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Cô bé Lọ Lem
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிண்ட்ரெல்லா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सिंड्रेला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kül kedisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Cenerentola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kopciuszek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Попелюшка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Cenusareasa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Σταχτοπούτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Cinderella
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Cinderella
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Cinderella
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Cinderella

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CINDERELLA»

The term «Cinderella» is very widely used and occupies the 14.963 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CINDERELLA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Cinderella» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Cinderella» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Cinderella

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10 QUOTES WITH «CINDERELLA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Cinderella.
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Amy Adams
I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl.
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Shana Alexander
Until quite recently dance in America was the ragged Cinderella of the arts.
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Diora Baird
I've done everything from cater, wait tables, pre-school teacher, painting, to being Cinderella, Elmo, a clown, nanny, selling hair... I would do kid's parties and entertain and do magic and paint faces and balloon animals. The highlight of my life.
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Maria Bello
I'm a girl who loves fashion. I'm such a Cinderella - I love to put on a great dress and heels. It's fun!
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Brittany Curran
When I was seven, I gave a letter to Cinderella in Disney World asking if I could be in a Disney movie. So, working for Disney was really a childhood dream come true.
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June Foray
Someone at Disney heard one of the records and called me in to do the sounds of Lucifer the Cat in Cinderella.
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Susan Ford
I never read 'The Cinderella Complex' - I'm too afraid that my name might be in it.
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Melissa Joan Hart
I'm not a happy-ending person. I want to know what happens once Cinderella rides off with Prince Charming.
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Alfred Hitchcock
I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
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Zach Johnson
I'm kind of a grinder. I'm a Cinderella, an underdog story who fights.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CINDERELLA»

Discover the use of Cinderella in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Cinderella and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair.
Adeline Yen Mah, 2009
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Cinderella
In her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper. The illustrations set the story in 1920s London.
Charles Perrault, 2001
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Cinderella (As If You Didn't Already Know the Story)
And don't miss the companion book to this fairy-tale reboot: Thumbelina, Tiny Runaway Bride. From the Hardcover edition.
Barbara Ensor, 2011
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Seeing Cinderella
Magical realism and a modern Cinderella story makes for a fun and relatable M!X read.
Jenny Lundquist, 2012
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Cinderella
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Kinoku Y. Craft, 2013
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Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines ...
She dissected the science, created an online avatar, and parsed the original fairy tales. The stakes turn out to be higher than she—or we—ever imagined: nothing less than the health, development, and futures of our girls.
Peggy Orenstein, 2011
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The Korean Cinderella
‘Climo and Heller conflate several Korean variants of Cinderella to offer up the story of Pear Blossom, a lovely girl who is sorely mistreated by her nasty stepmother and stepsister.… At once comfortingly familiar and intriguingly ...
Shirley Climo, 1996
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Cinderella
Introduce young readers to the captivating world of classic fairy tales in this beautifully illustrated easy-reader series.
Barrie Wade, 2002
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Seriously, Cinderella Is So Annoying!: The Story of ...
The classic tale of Cinderella is told by her stepmother, who was not really so wicked after all.
Trisha Speed Shaskan, 2013
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Cinderella: The Graphic Novel
But with a little help from a Fairy Godmother, she'll be getting there in style. There's just one catch. At midnight, her magical gown will turn back into dirty old rags.
‎2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CINDERELLA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Cinderella is used in the context of the following news items.
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Christopher Wheeldon returns to London with glam reworking of …
“They're contemporaries of Cinderella, they're the same age. ... and meets Cinderella in the first act, without her knowing about his regal status. «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
2
How to dress like Cinderella and Captain America at the same time …
She has recently combined the characters of Cinderella and Captain America into one piece of flashy cosplay, and it's sort of surprising how ... «A.V. Club Denver/Boulder, Jul 15»
3
Cinderella, Cinderella
Cinderella a timeless story retold again and again ...Warning possible Spoilers for the new Cinderella 2015 version included. Various through ... «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
4
Prince Charming Getting a Live-Action Disney Movie
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Pictures has picked up a project centered around Cinderella's suitor. Matt Fogel wrote the script, ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
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Lightning storm at Disney World makes for magical moment at …
Cinderella's Castle was lit up more than usual this past weekend, and it wasn't just for the Fourth of July. Magic Kingdom visitors captured ... «Today.com, Jul 15»
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Music Festival presents 'Cinderella,' concerts
BAR HARBOR — “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) will be presented by the Bar Harbor Music Festival Opera Theater at The Criterion Theatre, ... «Mount Desert Islander, Jul 15»
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'Cinderella' thief arrested after leaving shoe behind in Somerset store
A Somerset woman was traced by police after leaving her shoe behind, Cinderella-style, when she went shoplifting from a supermarket. Kimberley Anne ... «Somerset County Gazette, Jul 15»
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Naomi Watts Has Platinum Blonde Hair And Looks Like Cinderella
Don't get me wrong, the star has always been stunning, but the new 'do adds a level of Cinderella meets Marilyn Monroe with a sprinkle of ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
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Gillian Murphy, Isabella Boylston, and Nicole Graniero Triumph in …
When it comes to otherworldly allure, few story ballets can rival Cinderella. Sergei Prokofiev's score haunts and enchants; the melodies mimic ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Lightning-Filled Thunderstorm Creates Magical Photos of Disney's …
The lightning bolts created an electric backdrop behind the theme park's iconic Cinderella castle. Some of the photos are jaw-dropping. alt ... «The Weather Channel, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cinderella [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cinderella>. Sep 2021 ».
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