sixth sense

noun
|Updated on: 29 Apr 2018

Definition of sixth sense

: a power of perception like but not one of the five senses : a keen intuitive power

Examples of sixth sense in a Sentence

  1. She claimed to have a sixth sense for knowing when someone was about to call her.

  2. a filmmaker with a sixth sense for knowing which stories the general public will find irresistible

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First Known Use of sixth sense

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SIXTH SENSE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sixth sense for English Language Learners

  • : a special ability to know something that cannot be learned by using the five senses (such as sight or hearing)



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