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

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Other Words from artistic

artistically \-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for artistic

Synonyms

cultural

Antonyms

nonartistic, noncultural

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Examples of artistic in a Sentence

a work of artistic value He shows real artistic talent. Both of my children are very artistic.
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Christian, vaguely artistic, spends his time drinking with friends, travels abroad and is destroyed by his idle habits. Claire Tomalin, WSJ, "Five Best: Claire Tomalin on the Best Books About Family Trouble," 22 Nov. 2018 Amazon is often the target of those who bemoan the fading of Seattle’s proud grungy, artistic, blue-collar vibe. Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times, "HQ2: What’s in it for New York, Virginia sites? Amazon lays out some perks," 13 Nov. 2018 So there's a lot of room for artistic choices about how to make these things both understandable and beautiful. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Some good came out of 2018: Astronomy photos," 11 Nov. 2018 That zeal for justice will continue to permeate her artistic work; her videos in particular create worlds of both oppression and rebellion. Sean Knight, Glamour, "Janelle Monáe Knows She Has Your Attention. Get Ready for What's Next.," 5 Nov. 2018 Being surrounded by classical pianists, opera singers, dancers, and actors engaged in the artistic process on such an advanced technical level drilled home for her the importance of hard work. Meredith Talusan, SELF, "Trans Is Beautiful: Laverne Cox on the Work of Self-Love," 17 Oct. 2018 But even with such a robust and artistic form of concrete and steel, the key element remains the 40 wind chimes, each tuned and engineered to provide a pleasant sound. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "A 93-Foot Tribute to United 93: The "Tower of Voices" 9/11 Memorial," 6 Sep. 2018 And also a collage of time periods, from the classical Art Deco and Victorian shapes that populate her jewelry to the contemporary artistic sensibility of the Venice Beach area. Jenni Konner, ELLE Decor, "Jewelry Designer Irene Neuwirth Takes Us Inside Her Eclectic Los Angeles Home," 13 July 2018 Sunday in the Park with George San Francisco Playhouse presents Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical spanning centuries to examine the artistic process and the plight of the artist. SFChronicle.com, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 15," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of artistic

circa 1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of artistic was circa 1753

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artistic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of artistic

: relating to art or artists

: having or showing the skill of an artist

artistic

adjective
ar·​tis·​tic | \är-ˈti-stik \

Kids Definition of artistic

1 : relating to art or artists

2 : having or showing skill and imagination

Other Words from artistic

artistically \-​sti-​kə-​lē \ adverb

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