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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An expert able to appreciate a field.

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  • But more important to opera cognoscenti is his superb voice.
  • "cognoscenti" - elitist, agoraphobic, self-referential, intellectual narcissists with asthma and a tendency towards pasty skin and the use of words like...
  • So judged the leader of the 'cognoscenti', and, in accordance with his views, Elgin and Aberdeen are held up to ridicule in 'English
  • I'd add to that the Italian opera tradition, which was never an elitist affair: Google the term "cognoscenti" to get an idea of what I mean. for more
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