con·​ser·​va·​toire kən-ˈsər-və-ˌtwär How to pronounce conservatoire (audio)

Examples of conservatoire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Richard lived with Cécile’s parents during his time as a student at the conservatoire. Pat McDonogh, The Courier-Journal, 28 May 2020 Russia also occupies two enclaves in Georgia, where Eliso Babuadze, another cellist, studies at the Tbilisi conservatoire. The Economist, 10 Oct. 2019 Hope explained that studying overseas in world-renowned conservatoires, before joining international companies, was the choice for many burgeoning classical music artistes. Ana Khan, Houston Chronicle, 10 May 2018

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Word History


borrowed from French, "conservatory" (as a music school after Italian conservatorio)

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conservatoire was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Conservatoire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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