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wonder child

an unusually intelligent or talented child; prodigy; wunderkind.
Origin of wonder child
1895-1900; translation of German Wunderkind Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The playing of the “wonder-child” would no longer please the public, much less herself.

    Camilla: A Tale of a Violin Charles Barnard
  • We have told you that Clara Schumann had been called a wonder-child.

    Stories of Great Musicians Kathrine Lois Scobey
  • From 1888, when he was a wonder-child here, Jozio Hofmann's artistic development has been logical and continuous.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • Who taught you to pose—and to dance like that, you wonder-child?

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler
  • The parents listened to their wonder-child with ever increasing astonishment, mingled with tears of emotion.

  • By the hour the music floated out the dismal chamber window where the wonder-child toiled over the seemingly hopeless task.

    Camilla: A Tale of a Violin Charles Barnard
  • I effected the introduction between him and my wonder-child when I sat in the twilight and told Jack those tales of the sea.

    Tongues of Conscience Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Her reputation both as a wonder-child and an artist had been almost wholly American.

    Camilla: A Tale of a Violin Charles Barnard
  • One movement of this symphony was played at a concert, and the pianist was none other than the wonder-child, Clara Wieck.

    Stories of Great Musicians Kathrine Lois Scobey
  • The sensation her playing produced was phenomenal, and soon all Europe was eager to hear the wonder-child.

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