persons who have superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field, especially in the fine arts, literature, and world of fashion.
- Also conoscenti.
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How to use cognoscenti in a sentence
The backlash from the dance music critics and cognoscenti has been neck-snapping.Daft Punk Goes Back to the Future With ‘Random Access Memories’ | Tricia Romano | May 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Most financial cognoscenti know that the current issue is Europe, as do many who write and speak about such things.
His works were passed over as beneath the notice of the cognoscenti.Art in England | Dutton Cook
Amazed at the national glory, she had never asked this sacrifice of French cognoscenti.
And at last she wrote her absent lover a missive that has been numbered by cognoscenti among the great love letters of the ages.Superwomen | Albert Payson Terhune
By her side was the guitar on which she had been practising the airs that were to ravish the ears of the cognoscenti.Zicci, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
This is my taste; if I am wrong, I beg pardon of the cognoscenti.The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing his Poems, Songs, and Correspondence. | Robert Burns and Allan Cunningham
British Dictionary definitions for cognoscenti
(sometimes singular) people with informed appreciation of a particular field, esp in the fine arts; connoisseurs
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