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noun talent pronunciation in British English /ˈtælənt/
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singulartalent
pluraltalents
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a natural ability for being good at a particular activity
    talent for:

    She had an obvious talent for music.

    Billy shows a remarkable talent for upsetting his sister.

    talent as:

    You have undoubted talent as a writer.

    a man/woman of many talents:

    ‘So you can cook too?’ ‘I’m a man of many talents.’

    talent show/contest (=a competition in which singers, dancers etc show their ability):

    We’re helping to organize the school talent show.

    1. a.
      a person or people with a natural ability for being good at a particular activity

      The club boasts an impressive range of home-grown sporting talent.

      He’s an exciting new talent on the classical music scene.

      a wealth of talent:

      There’s a wealth of young acting talent in British theatre.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] British informal old-fashioned people who are sexually attractive or are considered as possible sexual partners

    I don’t think much of the local talent, do you?

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