T t


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [tal-uh nt]
    • /ˈtæl ənt/
    • /ˈtæl.ənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tal-uh nt]
    • /ˈtæl ənt/

Definitions of talent word

  • noun talent a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing. 1
  • noun talent a capacity for achievement or success; ability: young men of talent. 1
  • noun talent a talented person: The cast includes many of the theater's major talents. 1
  • noun talent a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of watercolors by the local talent. 1
  • noun talent Movies and Television. professional actors collectively, especially star performers. 1
  • noun talent a power of mind or body considered as given to a person for use and improvement: so called from the parable in Matt. 25:14–30. 1

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Origin of talent

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English, Old English talente < Latin talenta, plural of talentum < Greek tálanton balance, weight, monetary unit

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Parts of speech for Talent


talent popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

talent usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for talent

noun talent

  • ability — Your ability to do something is the fact that you can do it.
  • accomplishment — An accomplishment is something remarkable that has been done or achieved.
  • apperception — the attainment of full awareness of a sensation or idea
  • aptitude — Someone's aptitude for a particular kind of work or activity is their ability to learn it quickly and to do it well.
  • artistry — Artistry is the creative skill of an artist, writer, actor, or musician.

Antonyms for talent

noun talent

  • callowness — immature or inexperienced: a callow youth.
  • crudeness — in a raw or unprepared state; unrefined or natural: crude sugar.
  • denseness — having the component parts closely compacted together; crowded or compact: a dense forest; dense population.
  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • inability — lack of ability; lack of power, capacity, or means: his inability to make decisions.

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