ar·​tiste | \ är-ˈtēst How to pronounce artiste (audio) \

Definition of artiste

1 : a skilled adept public performer specifically : a musical or theatrical entertainer
2 : an artistic or creative person

Examples of artiste in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Bossy managed to follow through on a shot, while virtually horizontal above the ice, for a goal, and the Islanders won the third game, and the fourth — an artiste at the peak of his skill. New York Times, 15 Apr. 2022 Winning the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award in music at the Pakistan International Screen Awards (PISA) in 2020, the artiste mentions how, after the show, he was approached by press asking him what he was nominated for. Sonya Rehman, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2022 Owens: Sugar Taylor is an artiste, and understood the approach of ‘70s as an African American. Katie Chang, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Despite such grand ambitions, Garfield does not come across as a pretentious artiste. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2021 Mizner Park Amphitheater has a long and diverse live-music history, hosting performances by everyone from Idina Menzel, John Mellencamp and rapper DMX to elusive (and illusive) indie-rock artiste Morrissey. Ben Crandell,, 30 Sep. 2021 In 2017, Kelvyn Boy signed a record deal with Stonebwoy’s Burniton Music Group and, after releasing a handful of singles, won the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for unsung artiste of the year in 2018. Lyndsey Havens, Billboard, 7 Dec. 2020 All an artiste has to do is to find a reliable music distributor and get their music out on popular streaming platforms. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, 4 Dec. 2020 Every episode one contestant is sent home, and at the end of the eighth episode the last artiste standing is the winner of the $100,000 grand prize. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of artiste

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for artiste

borrowed from French, "person skilled in art, skilled performer," going back to Middle French, "person practicing a craft, student of the liberal arts" — more at artist

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23 Apr 2022

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“Artiste.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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