noun (plural ciceroni pronunc. same)
A guide who gives information about antiquities and places of interest to sightseers.
More example sentences
- Van der Meulen will be our cicerone as we tour the Rondeau, starting with Buyster's statues.
- It has long been an uphill struggle for new art in Italy, the country Marinetti bitterly castigated in 1909 as a gangrenous land of ‘professors, archeologists, ciceroni and antiquarians.’
- He mixed in antiquarian circles, copied Antique frescoes, and painted a celebrated portrait of the Scottish cicerone James Byres and his family.
early 18th century: from Italian, from Latin Cicero, Ciceron- (see Cicero2), apparently alluding humorously to his eloquence and learning.