• (RP) IPA: /kənˈsɜː.və.tɹi/
  • (GA) IPA: /kənˈsɝ.vəˌtɔ.ɹi/


  1. Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury.
  2. (rare) Relating to conservation.

conservatory (plural conservatories)

  1. (obsolete) That which preserves from injury.
    • a conservatory of life
  2. A storehouse.

conservatory (plural conservatories)

  1. A large greenhouse or hothouse for the display of plants
    Synonyms: greenhouse, hothouse, orangery, planthouse
  2. (chiefly UK, Ireland) A glass-walled and -roofed room in a house
    Synonyms: sunroom, solarium, Florida room
  3. A school of music or drama
    Synonyms: conservatoire
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: conservatoire, école de musique, école supérieure de musique, académie de musique (Belgium) école d'art dramatique, école de théâtre, école supérieure de théâtre
  • German: Konservatorium (music), Musikkonservatorium, Musikakademie, Musikhochschule, Hochschule für Musik, Musikschule, höhere Musikschule, Schauspielschule (drama), Schule für Schauspiel, Schauspielakademie, Akademie für Schauspielkunst, Theaterschule, Theaterfachschule, Schule des Theaters, Theaterakademie
  • Italian: conservatorio
  • Portuguese: conservatório
  • Russian: консервато́рия
  • Spanish: conservatorio

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