cicerone

[ 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.

QUIZZES

GEE WHILLIKERS! WAIT TILL YOU SEE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Do you remember all the words from last week, September 21–27, 2020? Then this quiz should be butyraceous.
Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?

Origin of cicerone

1720–30; Italian <Latin Cicerōnem, accusative of CicerōCicero, the guide being thought of as having the knowledge and eloquence of Cicero
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for cicerone

British Dictionary definitions for cicerone

cicerone
/ (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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012