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wonder child

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noun
  1. an unusually intelligent or talented child; prodigy; wunderkind.
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Origin of wonder child

1895–1900; translation of German Wunderkind
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Related Words for wonder child

genius, whiz, sensation, wizard, wunderkind, talent, phenomenon, portent, enormity, miracle, rarity, stunner, brain, monster, curiosity, spectacle, natural, freak, wonder, mastermind

Examples from the Web for wonder child

Historical Examples of 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

    Margaret Pedler

  • Next day within the shell, there lay a wonder-child, in face and form most beautiful.

  • 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.