Pronunciation of Connoisseur
/kˌɒnəsˈɜː/, /kˌɒnəsˈɜː/, /k_ˌɒ_n_ə_s_ˈɜː/
Synonyms for connoisseur:
Other synonyms and related words:
bum, gourmet, guru, Cognoscente, hotshot, maestro, gadabout, hedonist, collector, cognoscenti, geek, bon vivant, dilettante, aesthete, critic, epicure, shark, hand, dab hand, voluptuary, scholar, novice, meister, amateur, tyro, gourmand, judge, past master.
Sense 1 (noun)
Usage examples for connoisseur:
- She had not, however, been used to sing or play before numbers, and she resisted the complimentary entreaties; but when the company were all gone, except the general and his lady, Mowbray and myself, her father requested that Berenice would try one song, and that she would play one air on the harp to oblige her old friends: she immediately complied, with a graceful unaffected modesty that interested every heart in her favour- I can answer for my own; though no connoisseur, I was enthusiastically fond of good music. - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
- The invitation being invariably accepted, he became a connoisseur in death, an artist in blood, a ruler to whom cruelty was not merely an aid to government but an individual pleasure, and therewith such a perfect lover, such a charming host! - "Imperial Purple", Edgar Saltus.
- A bright sun may suit particular scenes, and peculiar moods of the mind, but every connoisseur in the beauties of nature will allow that, as a rule, clouds, and very frequently a partial obscurity, greatly aid a landscape. - "Recollections of Europe", J. Fenimore Cooper.