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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cicerone \Ci'ce*ro"ne\, noun; pl. It. {Ciceroni}, E. {Cicerones}. [It., fr. L. Cicero, the Roman orator. So called from the ordinary talkativeness of such a guide.] One who shows strangers the curiosities of a place; a guide.

Every glib and loquacious hireling who shows strangers about their picture galleries, palaces, and ruins, is termed by them [the Italians] a cicerone, or a Cicero. --Trench.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cicerone

noun

1: a guide who conducts and informs sightseers


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