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dexterity

Syllabification: dex·ter·i·ty
Pronunciation: /dekˈsterədē
 
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Definition of dexterity in English:

noun

Skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands: her dexterity with chopsticks his record testifies to a certain dexterity in politics
More example sentences
  • He has verbal dexterity and rhyming skills which very few rap artists have.
  • Known simply as hockey in North America, it is a fast and exciting game that requires from its players great skill, dexterity and physical stamina.
  • We could not help hugging dear old Cowboy Bill, to whose skill and dexterity, in all probability, we owed our lives.
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Origin

early 16th century (in the sense 'mental adroitness'): from French dextérité, from Latin dexteritas, from dexter 'on the right'.

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