Meaning of “cultured” in the English Dictionary

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"cultured" in English

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culturedadjective

uk /ˈkʌl.tʃəd/ us /ˈkʌl.tʃɚd/

Examples from literature

  • During that period Russian literature was tinged with the faith in social regeneration held by most of the cultured intellectual classes. 
  • He was, therefore, in spite of his love for outdoor pursuits, a cultured man. 
  • His voice held the inflections of the cultured world. 
  • I could have had no more charming or cultured travelling companion. 
  • When he spoke, his cultured voice was suave as ever. 

(Definition of “cultured” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cultured" in American English

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culturedadjective

us /ˈkʌl·tʃərd/

educated in and familiar with literature, art, music, etc.

(Definition of “cultured” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)