[ sis-uh-roh-nee-uh n ]
/ ˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni ən /


of or relating to Cicero or his writings: the Ciceronian orations.
in the style of Cicero: characterized by melodious language, clarity, and forcefulness of presentation: Ciceronian invective.


a person who is an expert on or specializes in the study of the works of Cicero.
a person who admires or imitates the style of Cicero.

Origin of Ciceronian

1575–85; < Latin Cicerōniānus, equivalent to Cicerōn- (stem of Cicerō) Cicero + -iānus -ian

Related forms

pseu·do-Cic·e·ro·ni·an, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for ciceronian


/ (ˌsɪsəˈrəʊnɪən) /


of or resembling Cicero or his rhetorical style; eloquent
(of literary style) characterized by the use of antithesis and long periods
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