[sir-uh l]


SaintApostle of the Slavs, a.d. 827–869, Greek missionary to the Moravians.
a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • "You make a great point of the fact that my wife had in her possession a number of valuable ornaments," continued Cyril.


    Elizabeth Kent

  • Cyril, you can see the whisky or the brandy combusting in them.

    The White Peacock

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • "It looks very suspicious, her being turned out of her last place," Cyril says, in an uncomfortable tone.

    Airy Fairy Lilian

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)

  • So Cyril pleaded with him in the passion of one inspired, and as Marcus hearkened his heart was softened and his purpose turned.


    H. Rider Haggard

  • Cyril Blake was certainly a very striking-looking young man.

    Lover or Friend

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

British Dictionary definitions for cyril



Saint. ?827–869 ad, Greek Christian theologian, missionary to the Moravians and inventor of the Cyrillic alphabet; he and his brother Saint Methodius were called the Apostles of the Slavs. Feast day: Feb 14 or May 11
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