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cicerone

[ sis-uh-roh-nee, chich-uh-; Italian chee-che-raw-ne ]
/ 藢s瑟s 蓹藞ro蕣 ni, 藢t蕛瑟t蕛 蓹-; Italian 藢t蕛i t蕛蓻藞r蓴 n蓻 /
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noun, plural cic路e路ro路nes, Italian cic路e路ro路ni [chee-che-raw-nee]. /藢t蕛i t蕛蓻藞r蓴 ni/.
a person who conducts sightseers; guide.
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Origin of cicerone

1720鈥30; Italian <Latin Cicer艒nem, accusative of Cicer艒Cicero, the guide being thought of as having the knowledge and eloquence of Cicero
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British Dictionary definitions for cicerone

cicerone
/ (藢s瑟s蓹藞r蓹蕣n瑟, 藢t蕛瑟t蕛-) /

noun plural -nes or -ni (-n瑟)
a person who conducts and informs sightseers; a tour guide

Word Origin for cicerone

C18: from Italian: antiquarian scholar, guide, after Cicero, alluding to the eloquence and erudition of these men
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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