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connoisseur

con·nois·seur

connoisseur

 
 
pronunciation:
kan suhr [or] kan sur
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person with the experience, expertise, and sense of appreciation to make informed judgments in a fine art or in matters of taste.
He's a wine connoisseur, so we often ask his advice about what to buy.She's a connoisseur of opera and probably knows the answer to your question.
synonyms:
epicure, maven
similar words:
aesthete, aficionado, critic, expert, gourmet, lover, specialist
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