culturati

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of culture +‎ literati

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkʌlt͡ʃəˈɹɑti/

Noun[edit]

culturati pl (plural only)

  1. Well-educated people who are interested in cultural activities.
    • 2009 July 17, Daniel J. Wakin, “Amid Changes at WQXR, Music Stays”, in New York Times[1]:
      Instead of letting WQXR disappear into the maw of sports talk or a top-40 juggernaut, the transaction ensures that New York City —— so often pointed to by its culturati as a music capital —— will have at least one classical outlet.