Montessori

[ mon-tuh-sawr-ee, -sohr-ee; Italian mawn-tes-saw-ree ]
/ ˌmɒn təˈsɔr i, -ˈsoʊr i; Italian ˌmɔn tɛsˈsɔ ri /

noun

Ma·ri·a [muh-ree-uh; Italian mah-ree-ah] /məˈri ə; Italian mɑˈri ɑ/,1870–1952, Italian educator.

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Montessori
/ (ˌmɒntɪˈsɔːrɪ, Italian montesˈsɔːri) /

noun

Maria (maˈriːa). 1870–1952, Italian educational reformer, who evolved the Montessori method of teaching children
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