Cicero

biographical name
Cic·​ero | \ ˈsi-sə-ˌrō How to pronounce Cicero (audio) \

Definition of Cicero

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Marcus Tullius 106–43 b.c. Roman statesman, orator, and author

Cicero

geographical name
Cic·​ero | \ ˈsi-sə-ˌrō How to pronounce Cicero (audio) \

Definition of Cicero (Entry 2 of 2)

town in northeastern Illinois west of Chicago population 83,891

Other Words from Cicero

Biographical name

Ciceronian \ ˌsi-​sə-​ˈrō-​nyən How to pronounce Ciceronian (audio) , -​nē-​ən \ adjective

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“Cicero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cicero. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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