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 (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.]
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(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]
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(ˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni, ˌtʃi tʃə-)

n., pl. -nes, -ni (-ni)
a guide who conducts sightseers.
[1720–30; Italian < Latin Cicerōnem, acc. of Cicerō]
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a person who acts as a guide, especially to the historical sites and antiquities of a place.
See also: Guides and Guiding
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Noun1.cicerone - a guide who conducts and informs sightseers
guide - someone who shows the way by leading or advising
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nCicerone m
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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.
Maston became their cicerone. He omitted no point of detail; he conducted them throughout the magazines, workshops, through the midst of the engines, and compelled them to visit the whole 1,200 furnaces one after the other.
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.
There was half a moment of silence, imme- diately interrupted by the droning voice of the salaried cicerone:
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.
Indeed, he launched out into a perfect shower of charming phrases concerning the pleasure of acting as her cicerone, and so forth.
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."
I had no convenient cicerone in the pattern of the Utopian books.
"Well then, go with him as a cicerone!" said Miss Bordereau with an effort of something like cruelty in her implacable power of retort--an incongruous suggestion that she was a sarcastic, profane, cynical old woman.
East was great in the character of cicerone. He carried Tom through the great gates, where were only two or three boys.
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.
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.