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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sis-uh-roh-nee, chich-uh-; Italian chee-che-raw-ne]
    • /ˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni, ˌtʃɪtʃ ə-; Italian ˌtʃi tʃɛˈrɔ nɛ/
    • /ˌtʃɪ.tʃə.ˈrəʊ.ni/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sis-uh-roh-nee, chich-uh-; Italian chee-che-raw-ne]
    • /ˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni, ˌtʃɪtʃ ə-; Italian ˌtʃi tʃɛˈrɔ nɛ/

Definitions of cicerone word

  • noun cicerone a person who conducts and informs sightseers; a tour guide 3
  • noun cicerone a guide who explains the history and chief features of a place to sightseers 3
  • noun plural cicerone a person who conducts sightseers; guide. 1
  • noun cicerone A guide who gives information about antiquities and places of interest to sightseers. 1
  • noun cicerone A guide who shows people around tourist sights. 0

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Origin of cicerone

First appearance:

before 1720
One of the 49% newest English words
1720-30; Italian < Latin Cicerōnem, accusative of Cicerō Cicero, the guide being thought of as having the knowledge and eloquence of Cicero

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cicerone popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for cicerone

noun cicerone

  • guide — to assist (a person) to travel through, or reach a destination in, an unfamiliar area, as by accompanying or giving directions to the person: He guided us through the forest.
  • conductor — A conductor is a person who stands in front of an orchestra or choir and directs its performance.
  • pilot — a person duly qualified to steer ships into or out of a harbor or through certain difficult waters.
  • mentor — (in the Odyssey) a loyal adviser of Odysseus entrusted with the care and education of Telemachus.

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