From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtalenttal‧ent /ˈtælənt/ ●●●W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1[countable, uncountable]GOOD AT a naturalability to do something well 🔊 He has a lot of talent, and his work is fresh and interesting.talent for 🔊 She showed a talent for acting at an early age. 🔊 a persuasive speaker with a natural talent for leadership 🔊 His latest book reveals hidden talents. 🔊 Sadly, she inherited none of her father’s musical talent. 🔊 Your brother is a man of many talents. 🔊 There’s a wealth of talent in English football.► see thesaurus at skill2[uncountable]GOOD AT a person or people with a natural ability or skill 🔊 Britain’s footballing talent3[uncountable] British English informalATTRACT sexually attractive peopleCOLLOCATIONSverbshave talentGreg has a real talent for drawing.show talentZach was the only one who showed any natural talent.use your talentsThey have been using their artistic talents to brighten up the school.develop your talentEducation allows people to develop their talents to the full.waste your talentsThey felt their son was wasting his talents and his time.somebody’s talents flourish (=develop successfully)The school created an atmosphere in which young talent could flourish.adjectivesgreat/considerable/exceptional talentHe had a great talent for making money.real talentShe has real talent and with a little help she could go far.natural talentRonaldo is a player of immense natural talent.raw talent (=used to describe someone with natural ability who has not had much training)He’s got lots of raw talent but he needs a good coach.a hidden talentHave a go – you may discover a hidden talent!musical/artistic/creative etc talentIt was at school that Brian’s musical talents were spotted.talent + NOUNa talent contest/show/competitionDon’t assume winning a talent contest is a passport to success.phrasesa wealth of talent (=a large amount of talent)There’s a wealth of musical talent in New York and other large American cities.a pool of talent (=lots of talented people)Employers can draw on an enormous pool of talent in this area.