Definition of conservatoire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

conservatoire

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//kənˈsɜːvətwɑː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɜːrvətwɑːr//
 
(British English)(North American English conservatory) Higher education institutions
 
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a school or college at which people are trained in music and theatre See related entries: Higher education institutions Word Origin late 18th cent.: French, from Italian conservatorio, from late Latin conservatorium, from conservare ‘to preserve’, from con- ‘together’ + servare ‘to keep’. Compare with conservatory.