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Meaning of cognoscenti

co•gno•scen•ti

Pronunciation: (kon"yu-shen'tē, kog"nu-), [key]
— sing. -te
  1. persons who have superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field, esp. in the fine arts, literature, and world of fashion.
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