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Cin·der·el·la

 (sĭn′də-rĕl′ə)
n.
One that unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect.

[After Cinderella, , the fairy-tale character who escapes from a life of drudgery and marries a prince, translation of French Cendrillon.]
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Cinderella

(ˌsɪndəˈrɛlə)
n
1. a girl who achieves fame after being obscure
2.
a. a poor, neglected, or unsuccessful person or thing
b. (as modifier): a Cinderella service within the NHS.
3. (modifier) relating to dramatic success: a Cinderella story.
[C19: after Cinderella, the heroine of a fairy tale who is aided by a fairy godmother]
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Cin•der•el•la

(ˌsɪn dəˈrɛl ə)

n., pl. -las.
1. a heroine of a fairy tale who is maltreated by a stepmother but achieves happiness and marries a prince through the intervention of a fairy godmother.
2. a person who achieves sudden success, esp. after obscurity or neglect.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cinderella - a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognitionCinderella - a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.Cinderella - a fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince
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Translations
Popelka
Askepot
Cindrulino
Tuhkimo
Pepeljuga
Hamupipőke
シンデレラ
Askepott
Cinderela
Popoluška
Pepelka
Pepeljuga
Askungen

Cinderella

[ˌsɪndəˈrelə] NCenicienta f
it's the Cinderella of the artses la hermana pobre de las artes
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

Cinderella

[ˌsɪndəˈrɛlə] nCendrillon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Cinderella

n (lit, fig)Aschenputtel nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Cinderella

[ˌsɪndəˈrɛlə] nCenerentola
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Aschenputtel is the German name for which fairy tale heroine?
Aschenputtel helps to illuminate this moment in The Glass Slipper.
The Grimm Brothers take on the story, "Aschenputtel," which came out in Germany in 1812, featured a wishing tree that grows on her mothers grave in place of a fairy godmother and set forth a much darker tone.
"A Wish Your Heart Makes: From the Grimm Brothers' Aschenputtel to Disney's Cinderella" traces the history of the fairy tale, emphasizing its strong ties to Walt Disney and his studio.