Cynosure - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsɪnəʃʊr|  American pronunciation of the word cynosure
Brit.  |ˈsʌɪnəʃʊə ˈsɪnəʃʊə ˈsʌɪnəzjʊə ˈsɪnəzjʊə|  British pronunciation of the word cynosure

noun

- something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners)

let faith be your cynosure to walk by

- something that strongly attracts attention and admiration

if he was the cynosure of all eyes he didn't notice

Examples

...with an unwavering commitment to equal rights for all as his only cynosure...

...that company is the cynosure for anyone wishing to make it in the music business...

let faith be your cynosure to walk by

if he was the cynosure of all eyes he didn't notice

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