- a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority: a language expert.
- the highest rating in rifle marksmanship, above that of marksman and sharpshooter.
- a person who has achieved such a rating.
- possessing special skill or knowledge; trained by practice; skillful or skilled (often followed by in or at): an expert driver; to be expert at driving a car.
- pertaining to, coming from, or characteristic of an expert: expert work; expert advice.
- to act as an expert for.
Origin of expert
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Examples from the Web for expertly
This is a thematically coherent collection of well-crafted pop songs, expertly played by accomplished musicians.U2 Generously Gives Us a Lousy Album, Sucks at the Corporate Teat
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But what should we expect from a magazine that trades so expertly in the disjuncture between fantasy and reality?I Tried Cosmo’s Lesbian Sex Tips and They Were Terrible
July 30, 2014
Their blue jumpsuits are stained with grease, and their hair is expertly wrapped in scarves to keep it out of their way.Victims No More: Congo’s Badass Women Mechanics
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He expertly weaves multiple strands of information into a smooth narrative studded with mini-biographies.How the Jazz Age Invented Modern America
May 9, 2014
While the sushi itself is solid—fresh and expertly prepared—this place is also known for its warm service.Delayed? The Best Airport Restaurants to Eat at This Thanksgiving
November 27, 2013
A pack can twist you as suddenly and expertly on your back as the best of wrestlers.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
But somebody produced a slipstick and began to juggle it expertly.Sand Doom
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He took a pack of playingcards from his pocket and riffled them expertly.Greener Than You Think
Well made, expertly tailored—that accounts for a lot of its good looks.The 1926 Tatler
The miners were aware of it first and quietly and expertly did some high grading.The Pinos Altos Story
- a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field
- skilful or knowledgeable
- of, involving, or done by an expertan expert job
Word Origin and History for expertly
late 14c., from Old French expert and directly from Latin expertus, past participle of experiri "to try, test" (see experience). The noun sense of "person wise through experience" existed 15c., reappeared 1825. Related: Expertly.