|—n , pl -tantes, -tanti|
|1.||a person whose interest in a subject is superficial rather than professional|
|2.||a person who loves the arts|
|3.||of or characteristic of a dilettante|
|[C18: from Italian, from dilettare to delight, from Latin dēlectāre]|
Someone who is interested in the fine arts as a spectator, not as a serious practitioner. Dilettante is most often used to mean a dabbler, someone with a broad but shallow attachment to any field.