Meaning of culturati in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkʌltʃəˈrɑːti/

plural noun

  • Well-educated people who appreciate the arts.

    ‘the yuppies and the culturati get fashionable shows that suck up to them’
    • ‘Once in a generation, somebody in New York culturati circles - not the real heavy lifters, but the instant-replay analysts - drops a bomb that smolders for decades.’
    • ‘The Coalition - abused and pilloried by the media and culturati for the last four years - have increased their majority.’
    • ‘No sooner had the word got out when that issue became hot property among the culturati.’
    • ‘The sun was high, the coffee steaming, and clustered round a Salzburg garden table were six of Europe's most influential culturati.’
    intellectuals, intelligent people, academics, scholars, learned people, literati, culturati, men and women of letters, cognoscenti, illuminati, highbrows, bluestockings, thinkers, brains


Late 19th century blend of culture and literati.