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dil•et•tante



Pronunciation: (dil'i-tänt", dil"i-tänt', -tän'tā, -tan'tē), [key]
n., pl. -tantes, -tan•tiPronunciation: (-tän'tē), [key]
adj.


n.
1. a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement, esp. in a desultory or superficial way; dabbler.
2. a lover of an art or science, esp. of a fine art.

adj.
of or pertaining to dilettantes.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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