Examples from the Web for cinderella
It was a Cinderella story, being discovered at a sporting event.World Cup Fan Axelle Despiegelaere Already Dropped From L’Oreal; Forever 21 Fired Chrissy Teigan For Being "Fat"|The Fashion Beast Team|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Western schools, students are encouraged to speak their minds after reading stories like “Cinderella.”China’s Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More|Junheng Li|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Master of Ceremonies for the affair was dressed as the Royal Footman from Cinderella, Major Domo.
Mariah Carey shut down Disneyland and dressed like Cinderella for her fifth anniversary.
In 2010 she began seeing Ray J, whose sister, Brandy, had costarred with Whitney in Cinderella in 1997.Speed Read: Juiciest Bits From Cissy Houston’s ‘Remembering Whitney’|Melissa Leon|January 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This made Cinderella's lot still harder, for it was she who ironed her sisters' linen and plaited their ruffles.The Tales of Mother Goose|Charles Perrault
And as this little lady stood, fingering her wand and looking lovingly and laughingly at Cinderella, the girl knew not what to do.Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book for the French Red Cross|Edmund Dulac
Then said the second sister: "It is we who have seen the truly wonderful things, Cinderella."Everychild|Louis Dodge
"Then, mother," he began, "Cinderella is——" and then he stopped.Sue, A Little Heroine|L. T. Meade
The fairy then said to Cinderella: “Now here are all the means for going to the ball; are you not pleased?”Bo-Peep Story Books|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for cinderella
- a poor, neglected, or unsuccessful person or thing
- (as modifier)a Cinderella service within the NHS
Word Origin for Cinderella
Word Origin and History for cinderella
pseudo-translation of French Cendrillon, from cendre "ashes" (see cinder). Used figuratively for something unappreciated or something that ends at midnight. A widespread Eurasian folk tale, the oldest known version is Chinese (c.850 C.E.); the English version is based on Perrault's "Cendrillon" (1697), translated from French 1729 by Robert Sambler, but native versions probably existed (e.g. Scottish "Rashin Coatie"). The German form is Aschenbrödel, literally "scullion," from asche "ash" (see ash (n.1)) + brodeln "bubble up, to brew."
Culture definitions for cinderella
A fairy tale from the collection of Charles Perrault. Cinderella, a young girl, is forced by her stepmother and stepsisters to do heavy housework and relaxes by sitting among the cinders by the fireplace. One evening, when the prince of the kingdom is holding a ball, Cinderella's fairy godmother visits her, magically dresses her for the ball, turns a pumpkin into a magnificent carriage for her, warns her not to stay past midnight, and sends her off. Cinderella captivates the prince at the ball but leaves just as midnight is striking, and in her haste she drops a slipper; as the story is usually told in English, the slipper is made of glass. She returns home with her fine clothes turned back into rags and her carriage a pumpkin again. The prince searches throughout the kingdom for the owner of the slipper. Cinderella is the only one whom it fits, and the prince marries her.