[ sis-uh-roh-nee, chich-uh-; Italian chee-che-raw-ne ]
/ ˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni, ˌtʃɪtʃ ə-; Italian ˌtʃi tʃɛˈrɔ nɛ /

noun, plural cic·e·ro·nes, Italian cic·e·ro·ni [chee-che-raw-nee] /ˌtʃi tʃɛˈrɔ ni/.

a person who conducts sightseers; guide.


Origin of cicerone

1720–30; Italian < Latin Cicerōnem, accusative of Cicerō Cicero, the guide being thought of as having the knowledge and eloquence of Cicero Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˌsɪsəˈrəʊnɪ, ˌtʃɪtʃ-) /

noun plural -nes or -ni (-nɪ)

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
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