cicero [sis-uh-roh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural cic·e·ros. Printing.

  1. a Continental unit of measurement for type, equal to 12 Didot points, or 0.178 inches (4.5 mm), roughly comparable to a pica.

Origin of cicero named after the type cast for a 15th-century edition of Cicero’s De Oratore Cicero [sis-uh-roh] noun

  1. Marcus Tul·li·us [tuhl-ee-uh s] /ˈtʌl i əs/, Tully, 106–43 b.c., Roman statesman, orator, and writer.
  2. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for cicero Contemporary Examples of cicero

  • But the Roman orator Cicero felt that Calgacus and the peoples vanquished by Rome were missing a broader point.

    War! What Is It Good For? A Lot

    Nick Romeo

    August 13, 2014

  • But his conclusion is that Cicero and Kipling got something right.

    War! What Is It Good For? A Lot

    Nick Romeo

    August 13, 2014

  • It had rained all night and was still drizzling when I headed for the Hawthorne Race Course in suburban Cicero, Illinois.

    Chicago’s Running of the Bulls

    Hampton Stevens

    July 26, 2014

  • What were your sources for that voice—or voices, because Lincoln is sometimes hick, sometimes Cicero?

    Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President

    Tom LeClair

    March 6, 2014

  • “Whether you have any news or not, write something,” Cicero implored a friend in Rome while traveling in the provinces.

    Social Media is So Old Even the Romans Had It

    Nick Romeo

    October 25, 2013

  • Historical Examples of cicero

  • Besides, how absolute is that praise that Cicero gives of it!

    The Praise of Folly

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • No extant writer mentions them older than Cicero and Cornelius Nepos.



  • Metellus said to Cicero, “Dare you tell your father’s name?”

    The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun;


  • Cicero was of low birth, and Metellus was the son of a licentious woman.

    The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun;


  • It may be questioned whether Cicero would have said this of the Old Bailey.

    The Comic Latin Grammar

    Percival Leigh

  • British Dictionary definitions for cicero cicero noun plural -ros

    1. a measure for type that is somewhat larger than the pica

    Word Origin for cicero C19: from its first being used in a 15th-century edition of the writings of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 bc), the Roman consul, orator, and writer Cicero noun

    1. Marcus Tullius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈtʌlɪəs). 106–43 bc, Roman consul, orator, and writer. He foiled Catiline’s conspiracy (63) and was killed by Mark Antony’s agents after he denounced Antony in the Philippics. His writings are regarded as a model of Latin proseFormerly known in English as: Tully

    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 cicero in Culture Cicero

    An orator, writer, and statesman of ancient Rome. His many speeches to the Roman Senate are famous for their rhetorical techniques and their ornate style.

    The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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