- Saint,died a.d. 230?, Roman martyr: patron saint of music.
- Also Ce·cil·lia. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “blind.”
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Examples from the Web for cecilia
Five feet two inches tall, Cecilia Benattar came from a working-class background in Manchester, England.
In the male-dominated, testosterone-fueled market of 1960s New York real estate, Cecilia Benattar was in a class all her own.
But Cecilia Munoz is confident of victory on immigration reform.
Long before Barack Obama ran for president, Cecilia Munoz was on the front lines of the immigration debate.
“Cecilia is an historic figure in the White House,” says former Interior secretary Ken Salazar.Cecilia Munoz, Quarterback of Obama’s Immigration Reform Efforts
July 29, 2013
Cecilia wore a silver crown, in which glistened the most brilliant of pearls.
When the tomb of Saint Cecilia was opened an odour of roses came up from her coffin.
I had the pleasure to perceive that Cecilia Delamere did not find me a fool.
Perhaps Cecilia was not so fascinating, but she was more attractive.
"That is lucky," said Caroline; and the rest followed Cecilia.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
- Saint. died ?230 ad, Roman martyr; patron saint of music. Feast day: Nov 22
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Word Origin and History for cecilia
fem. proper name, fem. of Cecil (q.v.).
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