Definition of conservatory
1 : a greenhouse for growing or displaying plants
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
the Peabody Conservatory of Music
the college's conservatory is entirely devoted to cultivating and displaying orchids
Recent Examples of conservatory from the Web
A free community-building reception followed at the hotel’s conservatory.
Mr. Lewiston had studied classical music at an English conservatory before apprenticing himself in the early 1950s to Thomas de Hartmann, a composer who was a follower of the Russian mystic G.I. Gurdjieff.
Longwood Gardens is off Route 1 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and contains more than 1,000 acres of gardens, woodland, meadow and conservatories.
The organization continues to operate a conservatory and now runs Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque.
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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
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