Being funny is just as rare a skill as a facility for brain surgery, playing the piano, chess, or advanced mathematics.
skill as a scientist and skill as a writer rarely inhabit the same person, but when they do, the results can be incredible.
She still has the skill to make women laugh, cry, and identify.
Where videogames have an edge on Sudoku is in their ability to adjust to the skill of the player.
Take violence away, continue efforts to curtail the savagery, and the game will be nothing, regardless of age or skill.
I congratulate you upon the victory, which is due to your skill and energy.
The surgeon was in constant attendance, but the malady baffled all his skill.
The operation was extremely rare and interesting, and Austin's skill was superb.
The veteran at the stern we could not see, but doubtless his skill was equally remarkable.
To Bligh's skill, resource, and courage, were due the lives of all who were saved.
late 12c., "power of discernment," from Old Norse skil "distinction, ability to make out, discernment, adjustment," related to skilja (v.) "to separate; discern, understand," from Proto-Germanic *skaljo- "divide, separate" (cf. Swedish skäl "reason," Danish skjel "a separation, boundary, limit," Middle Low German schillen "to differ," Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schele "separation, discrimination;" see shell (n.)). Sense of "ability, cleverness" first recorded early 13c.