art form


Definition of art form

1 : a form or medium of expression recognized as fine art sees dance as both an art form and an entertainment
2a : an unconventional form or medium in which impulses regarded as artistic may be expressed describe pinball as a great American art form— Tom Buckley
b : an undertaking or activity enhanced by a high level of skill or refinement easy conversation—an art form in peril of being lost to contemporary schedules— Joanna Pruess

Examples of art form in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pitching can be an art form when the baseball is in the right hands. Peter Abraham,, 27 Aug. 2022 Anime is an art form characterized by exaggeration — overblown facial features, impossible hair, crazy gestures and absurd reactions. Maya Phillips, New York Times, 11 Aug. 2022 For those fashion lovers who truly appreciate personal style, shopping for new clothes is an art form. Greg Emmanuel, Essence, 10 Aug. 2022 Norris said rap is an art form that also tends to be a form of political speech. Jozsef Papp, ajc, 9 Aug. 2022 In these stories, expressions of love and desire become an art form. Aj Willingham, CNN, 31 July 2022 Over the years, our three Master Blenders have perfected this aging regimen, elevating it to an art form. John Mariani, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 But as the story unfolds, the storytellers raise it to an art form. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 15 July 2022 Having the opportunities to be working and telling stories and contributing to the art form. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of art form

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of art form was in 1851

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15 Sep 2022

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“Art form.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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