- an unusually intelligent or talented child; prodigy; wunderkind.
Origin of wonder child
1895–1900; translation of German Wunderkind
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Examples from the Web for wonder child
We have told you that Clara Schumann had been called a wonder-child.Stories of Great Musicians
Kathrine Lois Scobey
Who taught you to pose—and to dance like that, you wonder-child?The Lamp of Fate
Next day within the shell, there lay a wonder-child, in face and form most beautiful.Indian Legends of Vancouver Island
By the hour the music floated out the dismal chamber window where the wonder-child toiled over the seemingly hopeless task.
The playing of the “wonder-child” would no longer please the public, much less herself.