conservatoire

conservatoire

[kuhn-sur-vuh-twahr, -sur-vuh-twahr; French kawn-ser-va-twar]
noun, plural conservatoires [kuhn-sur-vuh-twahrz, -sur-vuh-twahrz; French kawn-ser-va-twar] .
a conservatory, as of music or theatrical arts.

Origin:
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)
 
n
Also called: conservatory an institution or school for instruction in music
 
[C18: from French: conservatory]

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