cul·​ti·​vat·​ed ˈkəl-tə-ˌvā-təd How to pronounce cultivated (audio)
: refined, educated
cultivated speech
cultivated tastes

Examples of cultivated in a Sentence

the museum's annual gala for charity attracts not only a very wealthy, but also a very cultivated crowd
Recent Examples on the Web The home is located on a quarter-acre of native and cultivated gardens and houses an art studio and yurt. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 2 Feb. 2023 And the archive, Golia said, reflects Didion’s cultivated awareness of her self-presentation. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2023 In 2013, the world’s first cultivated meat burger was served at a news conference in London. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 20 Jan. 2023 As someone who has consumed cultivated products from half a dozen companies around the world but has not eaten conventional meat in nearly a decade, I was enheartened to see such a positive response from attendees during the tasting. Jennifer Stojkovic, Rolling Stone, 8 Dec. 2022 The cultivated meat industry thinks its technology provides a better option. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 19 Dec. 2022 The cultivated meat space could be worth $25 billion by 2030. Khaled Bin Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud, Fortune, 6 Dec. 2022 The cultivated meat industry has gotten considerable attention and investment in recent years amid growing concerns about global warming, the treatment of animals and industrial farming. Clare Toeniskoetter, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2022 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the world’s first head of government to taste cultivated meat in public, sampling Aleph Farms steak on Dec. 7, 2020. Time, 30 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cultivated was in 1645

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“Cultivated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: raised or produced under cultivation
cultivated fruits
: having or showing good education and elegant taste, speech, and manners : refined
cultivated speech

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