Definition of connoisseur
connoisseurshipplay \ˌkä-nə-ˈsər-ˌship also -ˈsu̇r-\ noun
Examples of connoisseur in a Sentence
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, now starring in Broadway's A Raisin in the Sun, takes his grooming rituals seriously. “I take a bath around 3 a.m. when I get home to wind down. I'm a bath connoisseur,” says Combs, 34. “I have bath salts, bath beads—I can make you the best bath in the world.” —Ann Marie Cruz, People, 14 June 2004
Police reporting had made me a connoisseur of auto accidents. Some people could tell a fake Rembrandt from the real thing; I could tell a run-of-the-mill fender bender from a real accident. —Russell Baker, The Good Times, 1989
It was apple juice. Ortiz watched him drink it with all the delicacy of a wine connoisseur sampling new bordeaux. —Tom Clancy, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, (1988) 1989
He was a voracious reader, a strong critic, an art connoisseur in certain directions, a collector of books, but above all he was a man of the world by profession, and loved the contacts—perhaps the collisions—of society. —Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907
She is a connoisseur of African art.
a forthcoming exhibit at the art museum that is eagerly awaited by connoisseurs of ancient Greek pottery
Recent Examples of connoisseur from the Web
For connoisseurs of wine, there is nothing like an at-home wine cellar or wine wall.
Connoisseurs of weird rap will find few better ways to spend an evening.
June 27 LGBTQ HEALTH CONNOISSEUR: As a professor and researcher, Dr. Mustanski aims to improve LGBTQ health and train future health professionals.
And a local fashion connoisseur said the same about the trend toward black.
Lonely Planet created a travel guide for the beer connoisseur, complete with 32 countries across five continents and suggestions for the must-try libation.
The Berluti briefcase with a distinctive blue patina and the pearl and diamond necklace from Mikimoto are one-of-a-kind items that will attract connoisseurs and collectors.
With 800 W.C. connoisseurs from over 19 countries attending the Bangkok event, the World Toilet Expo is the largest crap fest in the world.
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CONNOISSEUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of connoisseur for English Language Learners
: a person who knows a lot about something (such as art, wine, food, etc.) : an expert in a particular subject
CONNOISSEUR Defined for Kids
Definition of connoisseur for Students
: a person qualified to act as a judge in matters involving taste and appreciation
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