Definition of “skilful” - English Dictionary

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“skilful” in British English

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skilfuladjective

UK US skillful uk /ˈskɪl.fəl/ us /ˈskɪl.fəl/

B2 good at doing something, especially because you have practised doing it:

Police officers have to be skilful drivers.

C1 done or made very well:

a skilful piece of playing on the clarinet

More examples

  • She gave a characteristically skilful performance.
  • a skilful piece of work
  • The film is a skilful, witty pastiche of 'Jaws'.
  • Some very skilful negotiators will be needed to settle this dispute.
  • skilful use of language

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