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1. cereal

noun. ['ˈsɪriːəl'] foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses.

Synonyms

  • oat
  • barleycorn
  • edible corn
  • barley
  • wild rice
  • groats
  • rice
  • food grain
  • millet
  • malt
  • Indian rice
  • wheat
  • grist
  • buckwheat
  • grain
  • food product
  • foodstuff
  • corn

Etymology

  • céréale (French)
  • Cerealis (Latin)

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How do you pronounce cereal?

Pronounce cereal as ˈsɪriəl.

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Example sentences of the word cereal


1. Noun, singular or mass
Rice cereal** is often recommended as a first food for babies because it is easy to digest.

Quotes containing the word cereal


1. Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!
- Roald Dahl

2. As a writer, I need an enormous amount of time alone. Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials. It's a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until it is about four in the morning and you reach the point where you have to write. Having anybody watching that or attempting to share it with me would be grisly.
- Paul Rudnick

3. Be in the World, Not of the World—Kind of like Lucky Charms cereal: there are lots of pretty marshmallows in with the cereal, but they’re not the same. So live with the cereal, but remember: you’re a pretty marshmallow.
- Laura Jensen Walker, Becca by the Book

2. cereal

noun. ['ˈsɪriːəl'] grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet.

Synonyms

  • barley
  • wild rice
  • maize
  • rice
  • millet
  • Secale cereale
  • Pennisetum Americanum
  • pearl millet
  • wheat
  • rye
  • cereal grass
  • grain
  • cattail millet
  • bulrush millet
  • Zea mays
  • rice grass
  • grass
  • Pennisetum glaucum
  • Zizania aquatica
  • ricegrass
  • Indian corn
  • corn

Etymology

  • céréale (French)
  • Cerealis (Latin)

3. cereal

noun. ['ˈsɪriːəl'] a breakfast food prepared from grain.

Synonyms

  • breakfast food
  • Pablum
  • hot cereal
  • dry cereal

Antonyms

  • bigness
  • fold
  • uncover
  • starve

Etymology

  • céréale (French)
  • Cerealis (Latin)
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