artistic

adjective ar·tis·tic \ är-ˈtis-tik \
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

Definition of artistic

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of art or artists
  • artistic subjects
  • an artistic success
2 : showing imaginative skill in arrangement or execution
  • artistic photography

artistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of artistic in a Sentence

  1. a work of artistic value

  2. He shows real artistic talent.

  3. Both of my children are very artistic.

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First Known Use of artistic

circa 1753

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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artistic Synonyms

Synonyms

cultural;

Near Antonyms

nonaesthetic;

Related Words

aesthetic (also esthetic), tasteful;

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ARTISTIC Defined for English Language Learners

artistic

Definition of artistic for English Language Learners

  • : relating to art or artists

  • : having or showing the skill of an artist


ARTISTIC Defined for Kids

artistic

adjective ar·tis·tic \ är-ˈti-stik \

Definition of artistic for Students

1 : relating to art or artists
2 : having or showing skill and imagination

artistically

\-sti-kə-lē\ adverb


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