conservatory

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noun con·ser·va·to·ry \kən-ˈsər-və-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of conservatory

plural

conservatories

  1. 1 :  a greenhouse for growing or displaying plants

  2. 2 [Italian conservatorio home for foundlings, music school, from Latin conservare] :  a school specializing in one of the fine arts <a music conservatory>

Examples of conservatory in a sentence

  1. the Peabody Conservatory of Music

  2. <the college's conservatory is entirely devoted to cultivating and displaying orchids>

1664

First Known Use of conservatory

1664


CONSERVATORY Defined for English Language Learners

conservatory

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noun con·ser·va·to·ry \kən-ˈsər-və-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of conservatory for English Language Learners

  • : a school in which students are taught music, theater, or dance

  • : a room or building with glass walls and a glass roof that is used for growing plants


CONSERVATORY Defined for Kids

conservatory

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noun con·ser·va·to·ry \kən-ˈsər-və-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of conservatory for Students

plural

conservatories

  1. 1 :  a place of instruction in some special study (as music)

  2. 2 :  greenhouse



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