Definition of cultured
1 : cultivated
2 : produced under artificial conditions cultured viruses cultured pearls
Examples of cultured in a Sentence
the most highly cultured period of the country's long history
Recent Examples of cultured from the Web
The area along the creek wasn’t developed until the 1800s, and industry was mostly limited to fishing, shipping and pearl diving (until the advent of cultured pearls tanked the market in the ’30s).
Glen Wilson/Universal Pictures There are many opportunities to be a cultured man of the world during the summer months.
Brought up in Belgium, an affordable, cultured and broad-minded country in which nobody questioned the legitimacy of her birth or her parents’ marital status, Mary became an ardent Roman Catholic.
For more cultured gibberish, Anthony Hopkins is on hand in an on-screen narrator role.
The wealthy, cultured Philippe prefers opera and classical music, while the streetwise Driss favors classic American R&B by such groups as Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool and the Gang.
The point is this: Borough Market is almost a parody of the many-cultured, multisensory nerve center, open to global influence and welcoming to all comers, that London aspires to be.
Saddam saw himself as a fearsome, benevolent sovereign, a cultured and far-sighted man, despite having left his native country only twice and repeatedly plunging his people into disastrous wars.
Depending on the market, a cultured oyster will fetch more than three times one that is pulled directly from the bay bottom.
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First Known Use of cultured
CULTURED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cultured for English Language Learners
: having or showing good education, tastes, and manners
: grown or made under controlled conditions
CULTURED Defined for Kids
Definition of cultured for Students
1 : having or showing refinement in taste, speech, or manners
2 : produced under artificial conditions cultured pearls
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