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Definition of "docent" [do•cent]

  • A teacher or lecturer at some universities who is not a regular faculty member. (noun)
  • A lecturer or tour guide in a museum or cathedral. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "docent" in a sentence
  • "As I recall the docent saying, there is no interior support or something like that."
  • "The docent is the usual: a well-groomed woman in her fifties with impossibly blond hair and taut face."
  • "Being a docent is a great way to join the mammoth site team and interact with the community."