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Cinderella the title character of a common European fairy tale, who, with the help of a fairy godmother, escapes a life of misery and marries a prince. [2 definitions]
Cinderella story an account of a person, athletic team, or the like that achieves sudden, inexplicable success.
cinema motion pictures generally. [3 definitions]
cinematographer in a film crew, the main camera operator, who is responsible for lighting, camera angles, and the like.
cinematography the art or technique of photographing motion pictures.
cinéma vérité (French) a style of filmmaking in which realism is the objective, accomplished through filming unscripted everyday situations with hand-held cameras.
cineraria a cultivated plant having heart-shaped leaves and clusters of bright daisylike flowers. [2 definitions]
cinerarium a place in which the ashes of cremated bodies are deposited.
cinnabar a reddish mineral that is the main ore of mercury and is sometimes used as a pigment; mercuric sulfide. [2 definitions]
cinnamon a spice made from the inner bark of any of several tropical Asian trees. [2 definitions]
cinquefoil any of several plants of the rose family that have compound, often five-lobed, leaves. [2 definitions]
cion variant of scion.
cipher the sign 0; naught or zero. [7 definitions]
ciprofloxacin an antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
circa about; approximately.
circadian denoting or concerning behavioral or physiological activities that recur at about twenty-four-hour intervals, such as sleep rhythms.
Circadian rhythm the approximately 24-hour cycle apparent in plants and animals that regulates hormone production, cell regeneration, sleeping and feeding patterns, and the like. [2 definitions]
Circe in Greek mythology, an enchantress who turns sailors into swine.
circle a closed curve along which every point is the same distance from a fixed center point. [8 definitions]
circlet a little circle, esp. a narrow round band worn as an ornament for the head.
circuit a usu. circular line or route around an enclosed area. [8 definitions]