[kuh n-sur-vuh-twahr, -sur-vuh-twahr; French kawn-ser-va-twar]
- a conservatory, as of music or theatrical arts.
Origin of conservatoire
1765–75; < French < Italian conservatorio conservatory, orig., orphanage; early schools of music originated in orphanages where a musical education was given
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Examples from the Web for conservatoire
I was very angry with him, for this idea of the Conservatoire was his.
I recognised Lontine's sister, as she had come several times to the Conservatoire.
I had forgotten that he was director of the Conservatoire, just as I had forgotten everything else.
Every morning I went to the Conservatoire with my governess.
This flour-dealer was the one who had asked me to be his wife when I was at the Conservatoire.
- an institution or school for instruction in musicAlso called: conservatory
C18: from French: conservatory
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