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Definitions for cicerone
ˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni, ˌtʃi tʃə-; -nici·cerone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ciceronenoun

    a guide who conducts and informs sightseers

Wiktionary

  1. ciceronenoun

    A guide who shows people around tourist sights.

Wikipedia

  1. Cicerone

    Cicerone ( CHITCH-ə-ROH-nee, SISS-) is an old term for a guide 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 recorded examples of the use earlier in English than Italian, the earliest quotation being from Joseph Addison's Dialogue on Medals (published posthumously 1726). It appears that the word was first applied to learned antiquarians who showed and explained to foreigners the antiquities and curiosities of the country (quotation of 1762 in the New English Dictionary)."The Cicerones", a short story by Robert Aickman (turned into a 2002 short film), uses the idea of cicerones as people who conduct visitors and sightseers as a metaphor in a tale about a man who is guided to his doom by various characters in a cathedral.In his travel book William Lithgow (1632) pointed out the usefulness of the tourist guides (cicerones) "To be briefe, I saw the decayed house of worthy Cicero, the high Capitoll, the Pallace of cruell Nero, the Statues of Marcus Aurelius, Alexander, and his horse Bucephalus." (Ι.16)

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  1. cicerone

    A cicerone is a guide who gives information about places of interest to sightseers. The term is especially used for individuals who conduct tours and provide insightful commentary on cultural sites, museums, or historical locations. Also, in the context of beer, a cicerone denotes a certified expert, guiding individuals in their beer selection, storage, and serving suggestions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ciceronenoun

    one who shows strangers the curiosities of a place; a guide

  2. Etymology: [It., fr. L. Cicero, the Roman orator. So called from the ordinary talkativeness of such a guide.]

Wikidata

  1. Cicerone

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cicerone

    chich-er-ō′ni, or sis-e-rō′ne, n. one who shows strangers the curiosities of a place: a guide.—v.i. to act as cicerone.—adjs. Cicerō′nian, Ciceron′ic.—ns. Cicerō′nianism, the character of Cicero's Latin style; Ciceron′ism, Ciceron′age, Cicerone′ship, the function of a guide. [It.,—L. Cicero, the Roman orator.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cicerone

    After Cicero, the prince of speakers. The comparison between the celebrated orator and the “Roman Guide” befooled by Mark Twain is rather painful.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CICERONE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cicerone is ranked #71678 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cicerone surname appeared 272 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cicerone.

    98.1% or 267 total occurrences were White.
    1.8% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cicerone in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cicerone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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