Examples of deft in a sentence
The photographer is known for her deft use of lighting.
<a luthier whose deft craftsmanship is prized by violinists the world over>
Origin and Etymology of deft
Middle English defte gentle — more at daft
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of deft
DEFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deft for English Language Learners
: skillful and clever
: able to do something quickly and accurately
DEFT Defined for Kids
Definition of deft for Students
: quick and skillful in action <He cut hair with deft fingers.>
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