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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
Cicerone is the ablative form of the name Cicero because a guide was thought to have the knowledge and eloquence of Cicero.