gift·​ed | \ˈgif-təd \

Definition of gifted 

1 : having great natural ability : talented gifted children

2 : revealing a special gift gifted voices

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Other Words from gifted

giftedly adverb
giftedness noun

Examples of gifted in a Sentence

He's an extremely gifted student. a school for gifted children

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In the Hallmark movie, which premieres on Saturday, November 10, LeAnn plays Eve Morgan, a musically gifted superintendent tasked with overhauling her high school's music department. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Hallmark's New Christmas Soundtrack Featuring LeAnn Rimes Will Make You Want to Jingle Bell Rock," 11 Oct. 2018 One being the Louis Vuitton complete with Kris Jenner's face on it, gifted to Kylie by who else but... Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner Has A $27K Purse for 6-Month-Old Stormi Webster," 15 Aug. 2018 These two volumes bring together the fiction of Andre Dubus, one of the 20th century’s most gifted short story writers, who, like Raymond Carver, became a master of the form by writing about ordinary, often struggling men and women. New York Times, "New & Noteworthy," 26 June 2018 The colt quickly established himself as one of the most promising prospects in this gifted class. Childs Walker,, "Owner, trainer Mick Ruis ready to let it ride on Bolt d'Oro in Kentucky Derby," 3 May 2018 Defensive line is not as deep, another major need, though a handful of intriguing options — headlined by Stanford strongman Harrison Phillips and raw-but-gifted Fort Hays State project Nathan Shepherd — remain. Terez Paylor, kansascity, "Chiefs patiently sit out first round of NFL Draft, but Friday should bring excitement | The Kansas City Star," 27 Apr. 2018 Carmel-Clay Schools:Concerns about fate of gifted classes remain Superstore shut down: Kroger drops plan for Fishers superstore and the Amazon-Whole Foods deal could be why Plavchak and Grabow could not be reached for comment. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Lawsuit: Brainard stacked the deck on Carmel mosque vote," 10 Apr. 2018 Students must score at least 90 to apply for district-level gifted programs, and at least 97 for citywide offerings. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Some Parents Pay Up to $400 an Hour to Prep 4-Year-Olds for NYC’s Gifted Test," 3 Oct. 2018 Aiding that task is a roster more than gifted enough to make another unbeaten run through American play. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Clemson, not Alabama, is the safest bet to win a conference title in 2018," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of gifted

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of gifted

: having great natural ability


gift·​ed | \ˈgif-təd \

Kids Definition of gifted

: having great natural ability a gifted athlete

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