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wonder child

noun
1.
an unusually intelligent or talented child; prodigy; wunderkind.
Origin of wonder child
1895-1900
1895-1900; translation of German Wunderkind
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  • I could not close my eyes again, until I have seen this wonder child.

    Jane Allen: Center Edith Bancroft
  • You see I was a wonder child, and played a great deal as a small boy.

    Piano Mastery

    Harriette Brower
  • He received his early tuition from his father, an excellent musician, and speedily developed into a "wonder child."

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • Two years with the teacher and Nathan is probably ready for a début as a wonder child.

    Great Pianists on Piano Playing

    James Francis Cooke
  • The prince and princess invited the wonder child to the court because they liked music.

    Stories of Great Musicians Kathrine Lois Scobey
  • Franz Anton von Weber, who was a capable musician himself, had always cherished the desire to give a wonder child to the world.

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