Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “talent”

talent

noun [C/U]  /ˈtæl·ənt/ us  
a special natural ability to do something well, or people who have this ability: [C] His talents are being wasted in that job. [U] The baseball scouts are looking for new talent.
talented
adjective  /ˈtæl·ən·tɪd/ us  
A very young and talented violinist was the guest soloist.
(Definition of talent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of talent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “talent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bitter

a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More