noun the cognoscenti people who have special knowledge about a particular subject, especially art, literature, or food

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  • cognoscenti — pl. of COGNOSCENTE (Cf. cognoscente) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cognoscenti — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ people who are well informed about a particular subject. ORIGIN Italian, people who know , from Latin cognoscere get to know …   English terms dictionary

  • cognoscenti — [[t]kɒ̱njəʃe̱nti[/t]] N PLURAL: oft n N The cognoscenti are the people who know a lot about a particular subject. [FORMAL] She has an international reputation among film cognoscenti. Syn: connoisseurs …   English dictionary

  • Cognoscenti — Cognoscente Cog nos*cen te, n.; pl. {Cognoscenti}. [OIt. cognoscente, p. pr. of cognoscere, It. conoscere to know.] A connoisseur. Mason. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cognoscenti — co|gno|scen|ti [ˌkɔnjəuˈʃenti US ˌka:njə ] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Early Italian, from Latin cognoscere; COGNITION] the cognoscenti formal people who have special knowledge about a particular subject, especially art, literature, or food …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cognoscenti —    (kon yoh SHEN tee) [Italian, from Latin: cognoscere: to know] Those people with exceptional inside knowledge and appreciation of a particular field, most often in the fine arts, literature, and fashion.    Whisk wizard Marty Kaplan . . .… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • Cognoscenti vs. Intelligentsia — Single by the Cuban Boys from the album Eastwood Released December 19, 1999 Format CD single, Cassette …   Wikipedia

  • Cognoscenti (comics) — Cognescenti Publication information Publisher Marvel Comics First appearance …   Wikipedia

  • cognoscenti — /kon yeuh shen tee, kog neuh /,, sing. cognoscente / tee/. persons who have superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field, esp. in the fine arts, literature, and world of fashion. Also, conoscenti. [1770 80; < It, Latinized var …   Universalium

  • cognoscenti — cog|no|scen|ti [ ,kagnə ʃenti ] noun plural MAINLY LITERARY people who are experts in a particular subject …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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