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Meaning of "wunderkind" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WUNDERKIND

German, literally: wonder child.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WUNDERKIND

wunderkind  [ˈwʌndəˌkɪnd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WUNDERKIND

noun
adjective
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wunderkind is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WUNDERKIND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wunderkind

Child prodigy

A child prodigy or Wunderkind is a person who, at an early age, develops one or more skills at a level far beyond the norm for their age. A prodigy has to be a child, or at least younger than 18 years, who is performing at the level of a highly trained adult in a very demanding field of endeavour. The giftedness of prodigies is determined by the degree of their talent relative to their ages. Examples of particularly extreme prodigies could include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Teresa Milanollo in music, Bobby Fischer, Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin, Paul Morphy and José Capablanca in chess, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Shakuntala Devi, Srinivasa Ramanujan, John von Neumann and Terence Tao in mathematics, Pablo Picasso and Wang Ximeng in art, Paul Thomas Anderson and Xavier Dolan in film direction, and Saul Kripke in philosophy. There is controversy as to at what age and standard to use in the definition of a prodigy. The term Wunderkind is sometimes used as a synonym for “prodigy”, particularly in media accounts. Wunderkind also is used to recognize those who achieve success and acclaim early in their adult careers.

Definition of wunderkind in the English dictionary

The definition of wunderkind in the dictionary is a child prodigy. Other definition of wunderkind is a person who is exceptionally successful in his field while still young.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WUNDERKIND


behind
bɪˈhaɪnd
buckskinned
ˈbʌkˌskɪnd
buskined
ˈbʌskɪnd
combined
kəmˈbaɪnd
contained
kənˈteɪnd
dark-skinned
ˌdɑːkˈskɪnd
determined
dɪˈtɜːmɪnd
fair-skinned
ˌfɛəˈskɪnd
find
faɪnd
Ind
ɪnd
kind
kaɪnd
Libeskind
ˈliːbəskɪnd
mind
maɪnd
pale-skinned
ˌpeɪlˈskɪnd
Sind
sɪnd
skinned
skɪnd
undefined
ˌʌndɪˈfaɪnd
unforeskinned
ʌnˈfɔːskɪnd
unskinned
ʌnˈskɪnd
wind
wɪnd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WUNDERKIND

wudjula
wudu
Wuhan
Wuhsien
Wuhu
wukkas
wulfenite
Wulfila
Wundt
Wuppertal
wurley
wurlie
wurst
wurtzite
wurzel
wus
wushu
Wusih
wuss
wussier

WORDS THAT END LIKE WUNDERKIND

benefit in kind
Dedekind
gavelkind
humankind
in kind
Jongkind
mankind
one-of-a-kind
overkind
perpetual motion of the first kind
perpetual motion of the second kind
unkind
Wedekind
womankind

Synonyms and antonyms of wunderkind in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wunderkind» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WUNDERKIND

Find out the translation of wunderkind to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wunderkind from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wunderkind» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

神童
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

niño prodigio
570 millions of speakers

English

wunderkind
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

wunderkind
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العبقري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вундеркинд
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

wunderkind
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

wunderkind
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enfant prodige
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wunderkind
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wunderkind
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

神童
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wunderkind
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

wunderkind
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

wunderkind
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कर्कश आवाज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

wunderkind
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prodigio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cudowne dziecko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вундеркінд
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

minune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

wunderkind
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wunderkind
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

barnet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

wunderkind
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wunderkind

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WUNDERKIND»

The term «wunderkind» is regularly used and occupies the 70.822 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WUNDERKIND» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wunderkind» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wunderkind» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wunderkind

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WUNDERKIND»

Discover the use of wunderkind in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wunderkind and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wunderkind: A Novel
In 1980s Bulgaria, a fifteen-year-old pianist struggles to prevent his hatred of the communist regime from ruining his chances at success.
Nikolai Grozni, 2012
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Wunderkind
These four masterly stories of eccentrics, failed prodigies, injustice and hope, written when she was in her twenties, explore the human condition with humour and pathos.This book includes Wunderkind, The Jockey, Madame Zilensky and the ...
Carson McCullers, 2011
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Wunderkind (Song)
" She wrote it on a Friday, recorded it on Saturday, and handed it in on Sunday. After the release of "Wunderkind," Morissette enlisted producer Mike Elizondo to co-produce her tenth album.
Lambert M Surhone, Mariam T Tennoe, Susan F Henssonow, 2011
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins
wunderkind. 229. Over time the meaning of the word gradually became less violent. By the 1300s, it meant "to choke with a mouthful of food"; by the 1500s, it meant "to say something with closed teeth" and later "to harass physically or with  ...
Paul McFedries, 2008
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Mozart -- a challenge for literature and thought
2 On the notion of the Wunderkind, see, for example, [anonymous]: Vom Wunderkind zur Meisterschaft. In: Mitteilungen fiir die Mozart-Gemeinde in Berlin, ed. by Rudolf Genée, Vol. 21 (Feb. 1906), pp. 379-389; Kurt Pahlen: Wolfgang ...
Rüdiger Görner, Carly McLaughlin, 2007
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Music and the Mind: Essays in Honour of John Sloboda
Chapter 12 Reinhard Kopiez Abstract This historiometric study on the musical child prodigy (wunderkind) is based on a sample of 213 European-wide reports in Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung (the most important music journal in the first half ...
Irène Deliège, Jane Davidson, John A. Sloboda, 2011
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Wunderkind: The Reputation of Carson McCullers, 1940-1990
The critical reception of Carson McCullers, author of The Heart Is aLonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding, and The Ballad of theSad Caf has reflected the prevailing cultural preoccupations of thefive decades since the publication of her ...
Judith Giblin James, 1995
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Orson Welles: Interviews
Dedicated. Wunderkind. JOHN MCCARTEN/ 1945 Until the other day, we regarded Orson Welles simply as an actor, producer, writer, costumer, magician, Shakespearean editor, and leading prodigy of our generation, and then out of our mail ...
Mark W. Estrin, 2002
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SAP NetWeaver For Dummies
wunderkind. An example of a great way to use an SAP xApp is in the area of product innovation management, which is beyond the present scope of mySAP Business Suite. SAP xApp Product Definition (SAP xPD), which combines existing ...
Dan Woods, Jeffrey Word, 2011
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Alexander Hamilton: Ambivalent Anglophile
The. Rise. of. a. Wunderkind. Of all the Founding Fathers of the American Republic none, with the possible exception of Thomas Jefferson, has evoked more passions and aroused more controversy than Alexander Hamilton. As with Jefferson ...
Lawrence S. Kaplan, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WUNDERKIND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wunderkind is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lisa Howard Is the Latest to Join Wunderkind at NYMF
Wunderkind tells the real-life story of his earlier days as a child "star" and growing up in show business. It is performed as a solo show featuring guest ... «Playbill.com, Jul 15»
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Wunderkind Matthew Aucoin And The ART Premiere An Opera …
BOSTON It seems inevitable for a story about wunderkind composer and conductor Matthew Aucoin to start off with a comparison to Leonard Bernstein or maybe ... «WBUR, May 15»
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LA Galaxy, US U-20 wunderkind Bradford Jamieson opens up to …
You might consider it a badge of adulthood in the LA Galaxy empire: Sitting down for a personal one-on-one with Cobi Jones. The Galaxy original and US ... «MLSsoccer.com, May 15»
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Elijah Millsap's agent is Daniel Hazan, a 23-year-old wunderkind for …
Utah Jazz guard Elijah Millsap (13) goes to the basket as Los Angeles Lakers' Wesley Johnson (11) and Jeremy Lin (17) defend in the fourth quarter of an NBA ... «Deseret News, May 15»
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Musical wunderkind Aucoin is a star in ascendancy
NEW YORK — When it comes to opening-night jitters, few tales can top Matthew Aucoin's debut conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It was February of ... «Boston Globe, May 15»
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Berkeley postdoc and wunderkind probes Bush's 'Indecision Points'
At 30, Zoughbie, (pronounced “Zoogbee”) has been something of a wunderkind since graduating from UC Berkeley in urban studies and Middle Eastern studies ... «UC Berkeley, Apr 15»
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Finding Success, Well Past the Age of Wunderkind
AS a girl growing up in Jamaica, Queens, Lucille Gang Shulklapper dreamed of being a writer and “having a househusband like Edna St. Vincent Millay.”. «New York Times, Mar 15»
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Inside the Music of 'Broad City' With Its 23-Year-Old Wunderkind
It's a crisp Sunday afternoon in the West Village and Matt “FX” Feldman is coping with the effects of jet lag. “Sorry if I don't make sense, I'm a little out of it,” he ... «New York Observer, Mar 15»
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Contact: Guitar Wunderkind Blake Mills
"Music was the common denominator, like a first language—the Rosetta Stone that I keep going back to." —By Jacob Blickenstaff. | Tue Feb. 24, 2015 7:00 AM ... «Mother Jones, Feb 15»
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'Wrestling's Wunderkind' in Anoka
'Wrestling's Wunderkind' in Anoka ... 'Wrestling's Wunderkind' in Anoka Anoka freshman Tyler Eischens is a prodigy of the ... 'Wrestling's Wunderkind' in Anoka ... «KARE, Feb 15»

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