Definition of cognoscente in English:

cognoscente

Pronunciation /ˌkɒɡnəˈʃɛnti//ˌkɒnjəˈʃɛnti/

noun

  • A connoisseur; a discerning expert:

    ‘the art historian as professional, expert, cognoscente, and aficionado’
    connoisseur, expert, authority, specialist, pundit, one of the cognoscenti, cognoscente, devotee, appreciator, fan, fanatic, savant
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Origin

Late 18th century: Italian, singular of cognoscenti.

Pronunciation

cognoscente

/ˌkɒɡnəˈʃɛnti//ˌkɒnjəˈʃɛnti/