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Meaning of CONNOISSEUR

Pronunciation:  `kânu'sur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts
 

CONNOISSEUR is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cognoscenti
 
 See Also: aesthete, authority, esthete, oenophile, oenophilist, wine lover

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`nois*seur"\ (?; 277), n. [F. connaisseur,
formerly connoisseur, fr. conna[^i]tre to know, fr. L.
cognoscere to become acquainted with; co- + noscere,
gnoscere, to learn to know. See {Know}, {amd cf}.
{Cognizor}.]
One well versed in any subject; a skillful or knowing person;
a critical judge of any art, particulary of one of the fine
arts.

      The connoisseur is ``one who knows,'' as opposed to the
      dilettant, who only ``thinks he knows.'' --Fairholt.

 
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