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Cicerone definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CICERONE, n. A guide; one who explains curiosities.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a guide who conducts and informs sightseers

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural ciceroni) Etymology: Italian, from Cicerone Cicero Date: 1726 1. a guide who conducts sightseers 2. mentor, tutor

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. ciceroni pronunc. same) a guide who gives information about antiquities, places of interest, etc. to sightseers. Etymology: It.: see CICERONIAN

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cicerone Ci`ce*ro"ne, n.; pl. It. Ciceroni, E. Cicerones. [It., fr. L. Cicero, the Roman orator. So called from the ordinary talkativeness of such a guide.] One who shows strangers the curiosities of a place; a guide. Every glib and loquacious hireling who shows strangers about their picture galleries, palaces, and ruins, is termed by them [the Italians] a cicerone, or a Cicero. --Trench.




 


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