noun, plural con·serv·a·to·ries.
Origin of conservatory
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They meet generally in the Kiev Conservatory, an imposing 1890s-era building overlooking Independence Square.
He used his savings for the voyage across the Atlantic, but was left with no tuition money to attend the conservatory.
Or the latest suspects: Martha Raddatz and Candy Crowley in the conservatory with the lead pipe.Republicans Allowed Karl Rove to Mislead Them Again|Matt Latimer|November 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, he earned a degree in fine arts from the renowned Boston Conservatory of Music.
By night, sit inside the main dining room; by day, try the conservatory up front.
The door of the dining-room is faced with looking-glass, so that it may reflect the contents of the conservatory.A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land|William R. Hughes
Lester in revising the property after purchase had had a conservatory built on one side not unlike the one at home in Cincinnati.Jennie Gerhardt|Theodore Dreiser
When he presented himself for examination at the conservatory, he was made to play on the piano, and his compositions examined.Great Italian and French Composers|George T. Ferris
Her name was Rachel, and she took me to see the conservatory, and I wondered what on earth we should find to say.The Heart of Una Sackville|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The woods, and indeed all out-doors at Ceylon, seemed like a conservatory of exotic birds and flowers.Due West|Maturin Murray Ballou
noun plural -tories
1560s, "preservative;" 1660s, "greenhouse," from stem of conservation + -ory. In sense "school for performing arts" it is recorded from 1842, from Italian conservatorio or French conservatoire, originally "hospital for foundlings in which musical education was given."