From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCinderellaCin‧der‧el‧la /ˌsɪndəˈrelə/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 BURNa person or thing that has been ignored or treated as less important than other people or thingsCinderella of 🔊 Their economy was the Cinderella of the industrialized world. —Cinderella adjective [only before noun] 🔊 Mental health care has been the Cinderella service for too long.
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Cinderella• It was a Cinderelladress and no mistake.• After they had performed well in the role, these women made prestigiousmarriages, as does Cinderella.• The words were written with the same pinkpaint which had brightened the set for Cinderella.• Much to Sarah's surprise, Diana was also invited. Cinderella was going to the ball.• Like Cinderella, would she turn into a pumpkin?• Diana had been the Cinderella of her family for long enough.• Or perhaps this time Cinderella will go to the ball.• He had somehow eaten, and now he was watchingCinderella.