sustantivo[usually in singular]
- 1An acquired or natural skill at doing something: he had a knack for communicatingMás ejemplos en oraciones
gift, talent, flair, genius, instinct, faculty, ability, capability, capacity, aptitude, aptness, bent, forte, facility, dexterity, adroitness, readiness, quickness, ingenuity, proficiency, expertness, competence; technique, method, trick, skill, art, secret, approach, way, skilfulness, mastery, expertise, handiness, deftness• informal know-how, the hang of something
- He found work as a freelance consultant for engineering companies and soon discovered he had a knack for it.
- During this campaign he displayed one of his greatest skills, the knack of surrounding himself with the right people.
- Postle has a knack for combining slapstick comedy and pathos, which is very effective in this instance.
- 1.1A tendency to do something: John had the enviable knack of falling asleep anywhereMás ejemplos en oraciones
- You've got a real knack for getting in trouble, don't you?
- Speaking of sports ministers, it seems they all have a knack for putting their foot in it.
- My dad is the type of guy who'll only sing at Christmas, but he has a knack for getting out his harmonica at unexpected moments.
late Middle English (originally denoting a clever or deceitful trick): probably related to obsolete knack 'sharp blow or sound', of imitative origin (compare with Dutch knak 'crack, snap').