American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A guide for sightseers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Italy, one who acts as a guide in exhibiting and explaining antiquities, curiosities, etc.; hence, in general, one who explains the interesting features or associations or the curiosities of a place; a guide.
- Same as ciceronize.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who shows strangers the curiosities of a place; a guide.
- n. a guide who conducts and informs sightseers
- From Italian cicerone, from Latin Cicero, the Roman orator. (Wiktionary)
- Italian, from Latin Cicerō, Cicerōn-, Marcus Tullius Cicero. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Derived from the ancient Roman orator and writer Marcus Tullius Cicero, “the word cicerone has been used in England for 400 years to indicate a knowledgeable and learned guide,” Daniels noted.”
“Mr. Henry, * my host and very able cicerone, is an American missionary, and as such carries with him the gospel of peace on earth and good will to men.”
“All such questions became vital to Rachel Mott when NASA employed her to act as a kind of cicerone to the families of the six new astronauts.”
“I was looking up synonyms for ‘guide’ in a thesaurus when lo and behold, I saw the word ‘cicerone.’”
“The requirements to become a “certified cicerone” are more stringent.”
“As always, Chamberlain is that rare cicerone for the reader, displaying learning, empathy, and deep understanding on every page.”
“Sir James; but though he was fortunate enough to find a zealous and well-informed cicerone in Mr. Thomas Haddow, and had every assistance from the kindness of Mr. Alexander Finlay, the resident”
“A friend of the author, well acquainted with the circumstances of the battle, was standing near this large stone, and looking on the scene around, when a highland shepherd hurried down from the hill to offer his services as cicerone, and proceeded to inform him, that Dundee was slain at that stone, which was raised to his memory.”
“I sallied from Castle Treddles, determined to make the best of my way to Duntarkin, and my cicerone hung by me for a little way, giving loose to his love of talking — an opportunity which, situated as he was, the seneschal of a deserted castle, was not likely to occur frequently.”
““But,” said my cicerone, “you may halt a blink till next morning at the Treddles Arms, a very decent house, scarce a mile off.””
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