plural noun, singular co·gno·scen·te [kon-yuh-tee, kog-nuh-] /ˌkɒn yə ti, ˌkɒg nə-/.
Examples from the Web for cognoscenti
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|DAILY BEAST
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
On a Broadway first night a wooer of fame may win it from the ticket buyers over the heads of the cognoscenti.Rolling Stones|O. Henry
It was but lately that I dined with a group of the Cognoscenti.Chimney-Pot Papers|Charles S. Brooks