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ci·​ce·​ro·​ne ˌsi-sə-ˈrō-nē How to pronounce cicerone (audio) ˌchē-chə- How to pronounce cicerone (audio)
: a guide who conducts sightseers


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service mark

Cic·​e·​rone ˈsi-sə-ˌrōn How to pronounce Cicerone (audio)
used for someone who is a certified expert in the production, evaluation, and service of craft beer

Examples of cicerone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Founder and brew master David Reese is the only advanced cicerone in the state and one of only 139 in the world, earning this certification for his advanced knowledge of beer and flavors. Kelsey Ogletree, Southern Living, 16 Jan. 2024 Dealing with the passion of the artist through the complexity of the man, Cooper inhabits Bernstein and Maestro’s compositions with Nézet-Séguin as his cicerone. Like Maestro Cooper, Nézet-Séguin lost himself within the music of the film and the power of the art form while channeling Bernstein. A.d. Amorosi, SPIN, 20 Dec. 2023 Monosoff is also a certified cicerone — which means she’s trained to taste, evaluate and serve beer — and a master sommelier, the highest distinction for a wine expert. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2020 Michael Agnew is a certified cicerone (beer-world version of sommelier) and owner of A Perfect Pint. Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, 2 June 2021 The award provides support up to $2,500 for educational pursuits such as cicerone certifications, beer-science programs, training and other hospitality certifications. Marc Bona, cleveland, 1 Jan. 2022 Mikey Riojas, who has sommelier and cicerone certifications, is the store’s beverage department director and manager of the wine and coffee bar. Cristin Espinosa, Dallas News, 15 June 2021 The scholarship will help pay for beer-science programs as well as cicerone and other certifications. Marc Bona, cleveland, 7 Oct. 2020 As Voltaire/Pangloss, Kevin Burdette made a brilliantly cynical cicerone through this farrago. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, 6 Aug. 2018

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Word History



Italian, from Cicerone Cicero

First Known Use


1726, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cicerone was in 1726


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“Cicerone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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