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cognoscente

co·gno·scen·te

cognoscente

 
 
pronunciation:
kan y shen ti [or] kag n shen ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: cognoscenti
definition: someone who has exceptional knowledge in a given area, esp. of fashion, literature, or the fine arts; connoisseur.
The jazz cognoscenti revere his recordings, but most people have never heard of him.
Word Parts
The word cognoscente contains the following part:
cogn, cognit, gnor Latin root that means know, knowledge
synonyms:
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy