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cedilla a mark ( ). It is placed under certain letters to change that letter's pronunciation in French, where "" has the sound of "s."
ceiling the top inside surface of a room. [3 definitions]
celebrate to make special or honor with gifts, parties, or activities. [3 definitions]
celebration the act of honoring or celebrating. [2 definitions]
celebrity a person who is famous.
celery a plant with crisp, pale green stalks that are eaten as a vegetable. Celery leaves and seeds are used as seasoning.
cell a tiny unit of plant or animal life, having a nucleus and surrounded by a very thin membrane. [4 definitions]
cellar a room or rooms built underground, usually beneath a building.
cello a large musical instrument with four strings. The cello is in the violin family but has a deeper tone than the violin.
cellophane a thin, clear material made from cellulose. Cellophane is used to wrap food and other things.
cell phone a telephone that operates using radio signals and therefore requires no wires. A cell phone can be taken with one anywhere but may not function if it is too far away from a radio transmitter to receive signals.
celluloid a plastic that burns easily. Celluloid is used for motion picture film.
cellulose the main element of plant tissue, used in making paper, cellophane, and fabrics.
Celsius relating to a temperature scale on which water freezes at zero degrees and boils at one hundred degrees; centigrade. (abbreviated: C)
cement a powder made of clay and limestone that becomes hard when water is added. Cement is used as a building material. [3 definitions]
cemetery a place where the dead are buried; graveyard.
censor an official who decides what art, movies, or books may be published. A censor works for a government, religion, or other organization, and promotes its ideas. [3 definitions]
census an official count of the people who live in a country or other area. A census is also used to collect information about these people, such as their job, age, or sex.
cent a unit of money used in many countries, including the United States and Canada. A cent is equal to a hundredth part of the standard national currency.
centaur a creature in Greek mythology that has the head, arms, and chest of a man and the trunk and legs of a horse.
centennial having to do with a one hundredth anniversary. [2 definitions]