Definition of deftness in US English:

deftness

noun

  • See deft

    • ‘If you want a memoir where you're swept along by verbal deftness and narrative skill, look elsewhere.’
    • ‘And she had an extraordinary deftness and lightness of touch, plus a great facility with language.’
    • ‘A post-graduate in music and law, he handled the only percussion instrument to be featured with deftness of a master.’
    • ‘Military strength is part of that power, but so is diplomatic deftness.’
    • ‘But there is much satisfaction in seeing a modern classic performed with such deftness and humour, and recognising the universality of its underlying themes.’

Pronunciation

deftness

/ˈdɛf(t)nəs//ˈdef(t)nəs/