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arty

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adjective \ˈär-tē\

Definition of arty

artier

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artiest

  1. :  showily or pretentiously artistic arty lighting and photography

artily

play \ˈär-tə-lē\ adverb

artiness

play \ˈär-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of arty in a Sentence

  1. some arty intellectual type who doesn't know the meaning of hard work

  2. a rock band with arty pretensions

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First Known Use of arty

1901


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arty

abbreviation

Definition of arty

  1. artillery


ARTY Defined for English Language Learners

arty

play
adjective

Definition of arty for English Language Learners

  • : artistic in a way that seems insincere or too extreme


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