Definitions for ciceroneˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni, ˌtʃi tʃə-; -ni
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cic•e•ro•neˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni, ˌtʃi tʃə-; -ni(n.)(pl.)-nes; -ni
a guide who conducts sightseers.
Origin of cicerone:
1720–30; It < L Cicerōnem, acc. of Cicerō
a guide who conducts and informs sightseers
A guide who shows people around tourist sights.
one who shows strangers the curiosities of a place; a guide
Cicerone is an old term for a guide, one who conducts visitors and sightseers to museums, galleries, etc., and explains matters of archaeological, antiquarian, historic or artistic interest. The word is presumably taken from Marcus Tullius Cicero, as a type of learning and eloquence. The Oxford English Dictionary finds examples of the use earlier in English than Italian, the earliest quotation being from Joseph Addison's Dialogue on Medals. It appears that the word was first applied to learned antiquarians who show and explain to foreigners the antiquities and curiosities of the country. An alternate use of the word is as it pertains to beer. The Cicerone Certification Program, run by Ray Daniels, offers professional credentials for those who sell and serve beer. The second- and third-level certifications offered are Certified Cicerone and Master Cicerone, respectively.
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