[ sig-uh-ret, sig-uh-ret ]
/ ˌsɪg əˈrɛt, ˈsɪg əˌrɛt /
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a cylindrical roll of finely cut tobacco cured for smoking, considerably smaller than most cigars and usually wrapped in thin white paper.
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OTHER WORDS FROM cigarettean·ti·cig·a·rette, adjective
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How to use cigarette in a sentence
He was a slim saturnine-faced man with cigaret-ash stain on a coat lapel.
He had a cigaret in his mouth but waited until he was outside the subway entrance before he put a match to it.
Lamb was just lighting a cigaret, gazing down the hallway of the fourteenth floor, when the muffled report came up the staircase.
Emerging on it, Lamb lit a cigaret and went back around the block to Engel's place.
Big Sid turned around, spat out his cigaret, heeled it into the concrete.
British Dictionary definitions for cigarette
sometimes US cigaret
/ (ˌsɪɡəˈrɛt) /
a short tightly rolled cylinder of tobacco, wrapped in thin paper and often having a filter tip, for smokingShortened forms: cig, ciggy
Word Origin for cigarette
C19: from French, literally: a little cigar
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