conservatory

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

Definition of conservatory

plural conservatories
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

  1. the Peabody Conservatory of Music

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

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First Known Use of conservatory

1664

conservatory Synonyms

Synonyms
glasshouse [chiefly British], greenhouse, hothouse
Related Words
cold frame, hot bed; nursery; botanical garden (also botanic garden)

CONSERVATORY Defined for English Language Learners

conservatory

noun

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

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

Definition of conservatory for Students

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


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