cicerone
[ sis-uh-roh-nee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Early 18th century; Latin Italian, from Latin Cicero, Ciceron, apparently alluding humorously to his eloquence and learning; Cicerones origins lie in the Ancient Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero, who was renowned for his skill as an orator and Rhetorician.
Synonyms
  • conductor
  • guide
  • pilot
Antonyms
  • follower
Definition
a guide who gives information about antiquities and places of interest to sightseers
Example
A) We were so happy we hired a cicerone to tour a city as big as Rome. B) Our cicerone gave us great advice on where to eat in London.
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