Cinderella - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˌsɪndəˈrelə|
Brit.  |sɪndəˈrɛlə|

noun

- a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition (syn: cinderella)
- a fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince (syn: cinderella)

Examples

a company that is the Cinderella of the computer industry

The team is the Cinderella of the tournament.

Word forms

noun
singular: Cinderella
plural: Cinderellas
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