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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Definitions for cicerone

  1. a person who conducts sightseers; guide.

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Citations for cicerone
"Intelligent old girl, I should say, sir," continued the cicerone, regardless of the Doctor's look of disgust… John William DeForest, Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty, 1867
I had no convenient cicerone in the pattern of the Utopian books. H. G. Wells, The Time Machine, 1895
Origin of cicerone
1720-1730
Cicerone is the ablative form of the name Cicero because a guide was thought to have the knowledge and eloquence of Cicero.
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