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An expert judge in matters of taste.‘a connoisseur of music’
arbiter of taste, pundit, savant, one of the cognoscenti, aesthetegourmet, epicure, gastronomebuffmavenView synonyms
- ‘Wine connoisseurs demonstrate how to savour the true taste of wine without depending on the nose.’
- ‘Beer connoisseurs argue that the brews don't taste as good as those made with malted barley.’
- ‘Local connoisseurs are seldom of much help in correcting the error.’
- ‘Raw concrete is a taste acquired by few outside a tight-knit commando of architectural connoisseurs.’
- ‘With just over a month to go before this year's grape harvest, vineyard owners and wine connoisseurs are hoping the good weather will continue.’
- ‘It looks the same and only the connoisseur would tell the difference in taste.’
- ‘It will give an opportunity for the connoisseurs of food to fulfil their gastronomical desires.’
- ‘They have been created by expert designers to attract fashion connoisseurs and the textile industry at large.’
- ‘Meanwhile the project seems to have provoked some bemused commentary among art connoisseurs.’
- ‘The connoisseurs came up with a surprising range of taste and bouquet descriptions.’
- ‘A leading connoisseur of bottled water last night advised consumers to pick and choose between bottled and mains water.’
- ‘Caribbean mango connoisseurs argue over which variety is the most luscious.’
- ‘Certainly, there was a host of different dishes hot and steamy to cater to the tastes of connoisseurs.’
- ‘Plus, connoisseurs will soon be to able purchase originals for themselves.’
- ‘Fireworks are integral to the social life of the Japanese, who are perhaps the world's greatest firework artists and connoisseurs.’
- ‘For beer connoisseurs it was one of the great events of the social calendar - a real ale festival at one of Scotland's finest country houses.’
- ‘Early catalogues served connoisseurs and noble visitors whilst also publicizing the taste and wealth of the owner.’
- ‘He was a connoisseur and he felt they were connoisseurs, too.’
- ‘Like the original structure, his piece has a beauty that lures connoisseurs.’
- ‘For connoisseurs of intelligence fiction a few titles epitomize the essence of the craft.’
Early 18th century: from obsolete French, from conoistre know.
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