artistic

adjective ar·tis·tic \ är-ˈtis-tik \

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

artistic Synonyms

Synonyms
cultural
Antonyms
nonartistic, noncultural
Related Words
aesthetic (also esthetic or aesthetical or esthetical), tasteful
Near Antonyms
nonaesthetic

Other Fine Arts Terms


ARTISTIC Defined for English Language Learners

artistic

adjective

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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