gift·​ed | \ ˈgif-təd How to pronounce gifted (audio) \

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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Mortenson was a gifted athlete, said Nicholas Hanson, head coach for the Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal girls basketball team. Kevin Wallevand, Twin Cities, "‘She touched everybody’s hearts’: Northwestern Minnesota teen found dead in submerged car," 3 June 2019 The toy will be gifted to first-grade girls to inspire them and shatter gender stereotypes. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "Mercedes-Benz and Matchbox Are Giving Away an Awesome Toy Rally Car to Inspire Girls," 25 May 2019 Human society, like all animal kingdoms, is in Peterson’s mind defined by certain biological truths — including the reality that some people are naturally more gifted than others, and that life will always involve suffering. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Jordan Peterson, the obscure Canadian psychologist turned right-wing celebrity, explained," 21 May 2018 The ring had been gifted to the Countess by her fiancé Prince Jean-Christophe Napoleon, who also happens to be the great-nephew of Emperor Napoleon I of France. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "A 40-Carat Diamond Once Belonging to Empress Eugenie Was Stolen In Paris," 5 Apr. 2019 For the Metropolitan Opera, this means leaving its gilded precincts for the city’s parks, with a series of free concerts headlined by gifted young singers like the soprano Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez. The New Yorker, "The Metropolitan Opera Takes to the Parks," 15 June 2018 Young was a gifted gospel singer and the father to 11 children. Andrew M. Davenport, Smithsonian, "Putting Enslaved Families’ Stories Back in the Monticello Narrative," 14 June 2018 The Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Aviles had assembled 200 soldiers, drummers, trumpeters, fifers, and a dwarf who was a gifted singer and dancer. National Geographic, "Ancient Native American King's House Rediscovered in Florida," 13 June 2018 This year’s event attracted a field of 83 gifted singers vying for the highest-ever first prize — $5,000, contributed by more than 50 donors. Mary Johnson,, "Annapolis Opera's 30th vocal competition is tribute to local talent, and its legion of supporters," 2 May 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 How to pronounce gifted (audio) \

Kids Definition of gifted

: having great natural ability a gifted athlete

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