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(Education) an institution or school for instruction in music. Also called: conservatory
[C18: from French: conservatory]
con•serv•a•to•ry(kənˈsɜr vəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
n., pl. -ries.
1. a school giving training in the fine or dramatic arts, esp. a school of music.
2. a greenhouse, usu. attached to a dwelling, for growing and displaying plants.
Conservatory, Conservatoirea school of advanced studies, usually in one of the fine arts, hence, the students and professors collectively; a repository of knowledge.
Examples: conservatory of gauds and baubles, 1656; of law, 1642; of music [Conservatoire de Paris, 1795]; of rights and privileges, 1790; of senses, 1656; of snow and ice, 1626.
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|Noun||1.||conservatoire - a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts|
art school - a school specializing in art
music school - a school specializing in music