con·​ser·​va·​to·​ry | \ kən-ˈsər-və-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce conservatory (audio) \
plural conservatories

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

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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 on the Web Barker Pacific Group, owner of One Sansome St., is bringing a new bar, restaurant and private event space to the property’s publicly accessible 1910 conservatory, in an effort to reinvigorate the area. Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 May 2022 Inside the mansion, visitors will see new life blooming within the conservatory, which received a generous dose of loving care from local gardeners. Hartford Courant, 11 May 2022 With wood floors, red brick walls, a marble oyster bar and a patio with the feel of a botanical conservatory, McAdoo’s deftly straddles that New Braunfels line between dress-up and dress-down. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 15 June 2022 From the windows of the conservatory, diners can marvel at the Tuscan countryside peppered with vineyards and olive groves. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 28 May 2022 The palatial property, which has undergone a lavish restoration, has eight bedrooms, a swimming pool, conservatory, gym and movie theater, among other amenities. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 3 July 2022 There will be pick up from the conservatory, aquarium and the beach, and drop off at the kids’ playground and the beach. Sarah Raza, Detroit Free Press, 30 June 2022 The exhibit will be in the 8,000-square-foot Dickinson Family Education Conservatory at the garden at Quail Gardens Drive and Ecke Ranch Road, and builds on the conservatory collection with hundreds more plants. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 June 2022 Also referred to as a conservatory, a solarium has glass walls and a glass roof that maximize the intake of natural sunlight and provide expansive views of the immediate surroundings. Sophie Flaxman, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of conservatory

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Aug 2022

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“Conservatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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con·​ser·​va·​to·​ry | \ kən-ˈsər-və-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce conservatory (audio) \
plural conservatories

Kids Definition of conservatory

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

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