- 1 [mass noun] Natural aptitude or skill: he possesses more talent than any other player [count noun]: she displayed a talent for garden designMore example sentences
- A talent for design and beauty makes visual art or architecture a good choice of profession.
- By dint of hard work and determination Piper used his natural artistic talent and practical skills to great effect.
- Madison is a refreshing mature artist with natural talent and strong views about all aspects of her music and career.
- 1.1People possessing natural aptitude or skill: I signed all the talent in Rome [count noun]: Simon is a talent to watchMore example sentences
- He had come all the way from a small village to watch the best of talent gathered from all over the country.
- On the field he reads the game very well and possesses immense talent.
- The news is sure to please the Gigg Lane faithful, who relish watching home-grown talent.
- 2A former weight and unit of currency, used especially by the ancient Romans and Greeks: a mighty steed bought from a Thessalian merchant for thirteen talentsMore example sentences
- So set my ransom as you wish, tribune -- calculated in talents not sesterces.
- Each amount mentioned is a combination of an amount in gold - a fraction of a gram in each case and an amount in talents.
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- Now imagine that years later this master craftsman finds a talentless amateur has stolen his name, and is putting it on his own slapdash works to increase their values.
- What entertaining mincemeat you would make of our vacuous celebrity culture, which lauds talentless nonentities on the basis of youth, looks, greed or the unslakeable thirst for publicity!
- Let's talk, instead, about the reasons why we find many talentless performances by our favorite musicians compelling: the delivery.
Old English talente, talentan (as a unit of weight), from Latin talenta, plural of talentum 'weight, sum of money', from Greek talanton. sense 1 is a figurative use with biblical allusion to the parable of the talents (Matt. 25:14–30).