ar·​tis·​tic | \ är-ˈtis-tik 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

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Other Words from artistic

artistically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce artistically (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for artistic




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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Finally, after two seasons of suspense, Louis Vuitton revealed the first high jewelry collection by Francesca Amfitheatrof, its new artistic director for jewelry and watches. Vogue, "Haute Couture Jewelry Report: A New Generation Alights," 9 July 2019 Eileen Carson Schatz, a staple of this scene, is the artistic director for Maryland’s Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. Washington Post, "14 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 9 July 2019 The photo on the artistic director's feed revealed the open back of the gown, as well as a closer look at the veil and train. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner's Wedding Gown Took Over 350 Hours to Make," 8 July 2019 Across the pond, Spacey faces numerous investigations of misconduct from his tenure as the former artistic director of London’s Old Vic Theatre. Nardine Saad,, "Here’s what’s going on in Kevin Spacey’s legal saga," 8 July 2019 The gown's designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, artistic director of women's collections at Louis Vuitton, posted a photo that gives us a glimpse of his creation from the back and sides. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Every Single Detail We Know About Sophie Turner's Custom Louis Vuitton Wedding Dress," 6 July 2019 Turner’s dress — which was revealed in all its glory on Instagram by Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of women’s collections Nicolas Ghesquiere in another photo — features a deep-V neckline and lace long sleeves. Ashley Boucher,, "Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Share Sweet First Photo of Their Wedding Day — See Her Fairytale Dress!," 4 July 2019 The outdoor concerts are a passion project for Brett Raphael, who serves as both executive director and artistic director of Connecticut Ballet. Christopher Arnott,, "‘Ballet Under the Stars’ bringing its outdoor show to five Connecticut cities this summer," 2 July 2019 The Jamie Lloyd Company production, a partnership between Ambassador Theatre Group and artistic director Jamie Lloyd, will begin previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Aug. 14 before an official opening on Sept. 5. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Tom Hiddleston will make his Broadway debut with revival of Betrayal," 27 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of artistic

: relating to art or artists
: having or showing the skill of an artist


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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