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
Recent Examples on the Web If mock drafts are correct, the Ravens will have their chance to draft a gifted edge defender at the end of the first round. Childs Walker,, "Ranking the Ravens’ top five draft priorities: Edge rusher, offensive lineman or wide receiver? | ANALYSIS," 12 Apr. 2021 But Keefe is a gifted storyteller who excels at capturing personalities, which is no small thing given that the Sacklers didn’t provide access. Washington Post, "For the Sackler family, a dynasty built on medicine, marketing and pain," 8 Apr. 2021 Legend proved the more gifted singer with the more versatile catalog but met stiff competition in Keys and her trove of Billboard chart toppers. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, "All the Verzuz Battles, Ranked," 7 Apr. 2021 DeBerry said the gifted funds could be better spent on boots, uniforms and peace officer licenses for new deputies, to improve recruiting and retention. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, "DeBerry, Salazar spar over sheriff's request to accept $20,000 gift for search and rescue boat," 6 Apr. 2021 That unassuming quality extends to the music too; Rod Wave isn’t an especially gifted rapper and his tales of struggle and success tend to be relatively pro forma. David Browne, Rolling Stone, "Best Albums of March 2021: Lana Del Rey, Serpentwithfeet, Selena Gomez, Adult Mom," 5 Apr. 2021 So the ones who are naturally gifted will do a certain kind of movement from a certain point of view to a certain point very well. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "Twyla Tharp Never Stops," 21 Mar. 2021 The song hints at more to come from an artist who is extremely gifted at speaking to the past and present. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, "Celebrate Black History Every Day Of The Year With Mayor Aja Brown's Revolutionary Playlist," 27 Feb. 2021 Five years later, Kaprizov is signed and practicing with his new team, and the reviews from his teammates indicate that he is gifted. Star Tribune, "Wild needs Kevin Fiala, Kirill Kaprizov to become best scoring duo in team history," 13 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of gifted

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Apr 2021

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“Gifted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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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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