Definition of cognoscente in English:

cognoscente

noun

  • A connoisseur; a discerning expert.

    ‘the art historian as professional, expert, cognoscente, and aficionado’
    connoisseur, expert, authority, specialist, pundit, one of the cognoscenti, cognoscente, devotee, appreciator, fan, fanatic, savant

Origin

Late 18th century Italian, singular of cognoscenti.

Pronunciation

cognoscente

/ˌkɒɡnəˈʃɛnti/ /ˌkɒnjəˈʃɛnti/