prac·​ticed | \ ˈprak-təst How to pronounce practiced (audio) \
variants: or less commonly practised

Definition of practiced

1 : experienced, skilled a practiced chef
2 : learned by practice a practiced skill

Examples of practiced in a Sentence

Only a few of the dancers are practiced in traditional ballet. He split the log with practiced skill.
Recent Examples on the Web Biden had ignored the practiced imprecision of his predecessors with regard to China and Taiwan before in his presidency. Peter Baker,, 23 May 2022 While there are many different threading methods, Dahiya says this is the most practiced technique. Wendy Sy, Allure, 27 May 2022 Scottoline creates tension and emotion with a practiced hand, never losing sight of the realistic human frailties that, far too often in thrillers, are forgotten in favor of plot. E.a. Aymar, Washington Post, 14 May 2022 Quinto and Flockhart exist in a different and more practiced state of drunkenness, two sides of a functioning alcoholic coin. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 6 May 2022 There, the crew members work with practiced ease and efficiency, talking interchangeably in English and Navajo. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 Apr. 2022 But in a world where superpower status counts for less, his practiced and tenacious diplomacy had opened the door to more cooperation, in which one step at a time is taken toward a more hopeful future for the planet. Globe Staff,, 20 Nov. 2021 Top pick Cade Cunningham sliced through their defense, dishing and scoring like a practiced veteran, not a 20-year-old. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2022 How and when the perception changed The modern sense of legal collections as practiced law derives in some manner from the legacy of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. Samuel L. Boyd, The Conversation, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of practiced

1569, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of practiced was in 1569

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11 Jun 2022

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“Practiced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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