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conservatoire

[kuh n-sur-vuh-twahr, -sur-vuh-twahr; French kawn-ser-va-twar] /kənˌsɜr vəˈtwɑr, -ˈsɜr vəˌtwɑr; French kɔ̃ sɛr vaˈtwar/
noun, plural conservatoires
[kuh n-sur-vuh-twahrz, -sur-vuh-twahrz; French kawn-ser-va-twar] /kənˌsɜr vəˈtwɑrz, -ˈsɜr vəˌtwɑrz; French kɔ̃ sɛr vaˈtwar/ (Show IPA)
1.
a conservatory, as of music or theatrical arts.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < French < Italian conservatorio conservatory, orig., orphanage; early schools of music originated in orphanages where a musical education was given
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conservatoire

/kənˈsɜːvəˌtwɑː/
noun
1.
an institution or school for instruction in music Also called conservatory
Word Origin
C18: from French: conservatory
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