practiced

adjective
prac·​ticed | \ˈprak-təst \
variants: or less commonly practised

Definition of practiced 

1 : experienced, skilled a practiced chef

2 : learned by practice a practiced skill

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Examples of practiced in a Sentence

Only a few of the dancers are practiced in traditional ballet. He split the log with practiced skill.

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But in practiced hands, the trick shot can let a player seem to cover the entire court with relative ease, even in the most desperate situations. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Mario Tennis Aces review: Turning tennis into a fighting game," 22 June 2018 Two days later, a top Anschutz lawyer wrote a letter to the White House recommending Gorsuch, age 38, who had never served as a judge or practiced law in the state. Simon Van Zuylen-wood, Daily Intelligencer, "How Neil Gorsuch Became the Second-Most-Polarizing Man in Washington," 28 May 2018 Tai Chi: Learn this ancient Chinese art that integrates and strengthens mind & body through slow, practiced movements. Helps to lower stress and blood pressure. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Precinct 3 county offices reopen after Hurricane Harvey repairs," 15 May 2018 Giuliani was a practiced hand at the cable TV battles. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "The 'Donald Trump is getting sick of Rudy Giuliani' storyline is the most predictable thing ever," 8 May 2018 Crews at Mitchell International Airport were firing up massive machines that plow and sweep runways in precise, practiced movements done between takeoffs and landings of commercial jet airliners. Joe Taschler, USA TODAY, "Airport challenge: Clearing runways a choreographed snow dance," 17 Jan. 2018 Crews at Mitchell International Airport were firing up massive machines that plow and sweep runways in precise, practiced movements done between takeoffs and landings of commercial jet airliners. Joe Taschler, USA TODAY, "Airport challenge: Clearing runways a choreographed snow dance," 17 Jan. 2018 Crews at Mitchell International Airport were firing up massive machines that plow and sweep runways in precise, practiced movements done between takeoffs and landings of commercial jet airliners. Joe Taschler, USA TODAY, "Airport challenge: Clearing runways a choreographed snow dance," 17 Jan. 2018 Crews at Mitchell International Airport were firing up massive machines that plow and sweep runways in precise, practiced movements done between takeoffs and landings of commercial jet airliners. Joe Taschler, USA TODAY, "Airport challenge: Clearing runways a choreographed snow dance," 17 Jan. 2018

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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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practiced

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of practiced

: good at doing something because you have done it many times

: learned by doing something again and again

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