ar·​tis·​tic | \ är-ˈti-stik How to pronounce artistic (audio) \

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

Other Words from artistic

artistically \ är-​ˈti-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce artistic (audio) \ adverb

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web Shyanne is very artistic and is an especially talented drawer., 15 May 2022 Each year, an artistic director is appointed to curate the central exhibit which in many ways sets the tone for the whole festival. Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN, 14 May 2022 Church vocal traditions, said Liuba Morozova, a music critic and the artistic director of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra, helped in uniting Ukrainian composition under a national banner in the early 20th century. New York Times, 13 May 2022 The sole prize went to La Jolla Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley, who won the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 May 2022 In her final production as artistic director, Laura Kepley brings this reimagining of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel to Playhouse Square’s Allen Theatre. cleveland, 12 May 2022 As for Kalman's own social media presence, the artistic director has his Instagram set to private. Amy Mackelden,, 11 May 2022 Chopard artistic director and co-president Caroline Scheufele remembers fondly when Pierre Viot, then president of the Cannes Film Festival, asked her to create a new version of the world-famous trophy in 1997. Lise Pedersen, Variety, 10 May 2022 Modern muses, Millington suggests, are as artistic as the artists who portray them. Elizabeth Djinis, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of artistic

circa 1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for artistic

in part from artist + -ic entry 1, in part from art entry 1 + -istic

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18 May 2022

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“Artistic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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ar·​tis·​tic | \ är-ˈti-stik How to pronounce artistic (audio) \

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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