cicerone


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cic·e·ro·ne

 (sĭs′ə-rō′nē, chĭch′ə-, chē′chĕ-rō′nĕ)
n. pl. cic·e·ro·nes or cic·e·ro·ni (-nē)
A guide for sightseers.

[Italian, from Latin Cicerō, Cicerōn-, Marcus Tullius Cicero.]

cicerone

(ˌsɪsəˈrəʊnɪ; ˌtʃɪtʃ-)
n, pl -nes or -ni (-nɪ)
a person who conducts and informs sightseers; a tour guide
[C18: from Italian: antiquarian scholar, guide, after Cicero, alluding to the eloquence and erudition of these men]

cic•e•ro•ne

(ˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni, ˌtʃi tʃə-)

n., pl. -nes, -ni (-ni)
a guide who conducts sightseers.
[1720–30; Italian < Latin Cicerōnem, acc. of Cicerō]

cicerone

a person who acts as a guide, especially to the historical sites and antiquities of a place.
See also: Guides and Guiding
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cicerone - a guide who conducts and informs sightseers
guide - someone who shows the way by leading or advising
References in classic literature ?
I had no convenient cicerone in the pattern of the Utopian books.
They had agreed to see the Carnival at Rome that year, and that Franz, who for the last three or four years had inhabited Italy, should act as cicerone to Albert.
On Sundays and holidays the citizens trooped down, on visiting bent, and the lonely officer on duty solaced himself by playing the cicerone - especially to the citizenesses with engaging manners and a well-developed sense of the fun that may be got out of the inspection of a ship's cabins and state-rooms.
My cicerone perceived the astonishment with which I gazed at this monument of savage crockery, and immediately addressed himself in the task of enlightening me: but all in vain; and to this hour the nature of the monument remains a complete mystery to me.
Indeed, he launched out into a perfect shower of charming phrases concerning the pleasure of acting as her cicerone, and so forth.
But, as I stood under the blackened, groined arches of that old synagogue, made dimly visible by the seven thin candles in the sacred lamp, while our Jewish cicerone reached down the Book of the Law, and read to us in its ancient tongue--I felt a shuddering impression that this strange building, with its shrunken lights, this surviving withered remnant of medieval Judaism, was of a piece with my vision.
He stood for half an hour in the crowded square before this edifice, in imminent danger from carriage-wheels, listening to a toothless old cicerone mumble in broken English the touching history of Counts Egmont and Horn; and he wrote the names of these gentlemen--for reasons best known to himself--on the back of an old letter.
The cicerone, during this process, usually retreated to a respectful distance; otherwise I am not sure that Newman would not have bidden him sit down and have a glass also, and tell him as an honest fellow whether his church or his gallery was really worth a man's trouble.
She proved a charming fellow tourist; she had constantly something to say, but never said it too much; it was impossible to drag in the wake of a cicerone less of a lengthening or an irritating chain.
The young girl and her cicerone were on their way to the gate of the enclosure, so that Winterbourne, who had but lately entered, presently took leave of them.
Casaubon, not in the least noticing that she was hurt; "but if you had a lady as your companion, I could put you both under the care of a cicerone, and we could thus achieve two purposes in the same space of time.
The bar's master mixologist Jeff Josehans, also a Certified Cicerone and Level II Sommelier, in June launched his "Around the World in Five Drinks" cocktail menu.