Definition of gifted in US English:



  • Having exceptional talent or natural ability.

    ‘a gifted amateur musician’
    ‘scholarships for gifted students’
    • ‘It is a chance for the gifted ones to display their natural talents.’
    • ‘It seems normal to them that their city is a magnet for talented musicians, gifted filmmakers, brilliant financiers.’
    • ‘The superbly talented lady is a gifted songwriter and performer and possesses one of the most instantly recognisable voices in country music.’
    • ‘In addition to their academic abilities, brother and sister are both gifted musicians.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, Chloe is a gifted musician, studying piano, guitar and recorder, as well as being an accomplished singer.’
    • ‘The days of lion tamers and dancing elephants seem to be well and truly gone, and the stars of the modern circus seem to be the weird and wonderful talents of gifted human beings.’
    • ‘We had arrived the day before New Year's Eve, and that evening, one of our number, a gifted amateur chef, prepared an elaborate meal.’
    • ‘But like America, it is learning to tap the talents of ambitious and gifted people from abroad.’
    • ‘You are a gifted artist or musician (though your talents may be dormant right now).’
    • ‘He is undoubtedly a talented satirist, a gifted writer, and has a pleasantly English sense of humour.’
    • ‘For the most able children, the existing programme for gifted and talented youngsters will be extended to infants so their potential can be stretched.’
    • ‘The second was entirely due to the confidence and ability of the gifted Italian striker.’
    • ‘A gifted, natural athlete who can be on top of this game for 10 to 12 years.’
    • ‘To boot, he is a gifted writer, a natural wit and a passionate defender of liberal values.’
    • ‘He was also a gifted poet and musician and spent the latter part of his life writing poems about the everyday affairs of the area and its people.’
    • ‘She was a gifted musician, her speciality was the traditional tin whistle.’
    • ‘They are able to identify those who are gifted and talented at a very young age and help their development, using coaches to move them forward.’
    • ‘I remember in particular one extremely talented girl - a gifted elocutionist and actor.’
    • ‘A gifted musician who is adept at playing just about every instrument, Austin first began playing music at the age of 7.’
    • ‘A gifted natural, Gerry got into the trade shortly afterwards and quickly developed his current rep as one of the top locksmiths in town.’
    talented, skilful, skilled, accomplished, expert, consummate, master, masterly, first-rate, polished, adroit, dexterous, able, competent, capable, apt, deft, adept, proficient
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