cul·​ti·​vat·​ed | \ ˈkəl-tə-ˌvā-təd How to pronounce cultivated (audio) \

Definition of cultivated

: refined, educated cultivated speech cultivated tastes

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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

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All of the crops were produced in a cultivated area measuring just 140 square feet (13 square meters). Elizabeth Howell,, "Antarctica Greenhouse Produces Cucumbers, Tomatoes and More in Mars-Like Test," 24 Sep. 2018 That’s not just the mark of a great orchestra but one with a cultivated sense of artistic responsibility. David Patrick Stearns,, "Yannick and Grimaud connect like soul mates in Beethoven's 'Piano Concerto No. 4'," 18 May 2018 Cohen is a street-wise New Yorker with a penchant for confrontation and a cultivated reputation as Trump’s outside-the-courtroom problem-solver. Washington Post, "FBI raids cast spotlight on Michael Cohen, Trump’s fixer," 11 Apr. 2018 Roku recently launched The Roku Channel, a cultivated channel full of movies provided by studios Roku has existing deals with. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "In shift to content distribution, Roku may stream to third-party devices," 26 Oct. 2017 Roscheisen recently chatted with this newspaper about the business of cultivated diamonds and his firm’s high-tech method of manufacture. Ethan Baron, The Mercury News, "Diamonds from Bay Area startup backed by Leonardo DiCaprio: glitter without gore," 2 Feb. 2017 Many French analysts doubt that Mr. Macron, with his earnest, cultivated style often peppered with literary references, can reach a voting public destabilized by globalization and the Islamist threat. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, "Emmanuel Macron, Eyeing French Presidency, Resigns as Economy Minister," 30 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of cultivated

1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cultivated was in 1645

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English Language Learners Definition of cultivated

: raised or grown on a farm or under other controlled conditions
: prepared and used for growing crops
: having or showing good education, taste, and manners


cul·​ti·​vat·​ed | \ ˈkəl-tə-ˌvā-təd\

Kids Definition of cultivated

1 : raised or grown on a farm or under other controlled conditions cultivated fruits
2 : having or showing good education and proper manners

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