art·​ist·​ry | \ ˈär-tə-strē How to pronounce artistry (audio) \

Definition of artistry

1 : artistic quality of effect or workmanship the artistry of his novel
2 : artistic ability the artistry of the violinist a lawyer's artistry in persuading juries

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Examples of artistry in a Sentence

We admired the singer's artistry. the artistry of her novel
Recent Examples on the Web The directors, producers, the artists and voice talent were the best, and the visual artistry was mind-blowing, even in its raw form. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In California: Is your Uber driver going to start charging you more?," 23 Jan. 2020 The narratives of these trailblazing musicians interweave, launching a dialogue on gender and artistry, which extends far beyond the musical sphere. Joey Nolfi,, "King of Staten Island," 15 Jan. 2020 As the title of his latest album suggests, Hoshino's artistry and creativity are widespread like a virus in Japanese pop culture. Billboard Japan, Billboard, "J-Pop Star Gen Hoshino Reflects, 'The World Seems Closer': Interview," 31 Dec. 2019 Balancing, juggling, spinning, stilt-walking, tumbling, quick-change artistry, silks routines. Donna Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Cirque Dreams Holidaze is loud, jaw-dropping and really entertaining," 28 Dec. 2019 At the same time, this shift hasn’t helped many independent filmmakers from earlier years whose artistry is among the treasures of their times and whom the industry has nonetheless ignored. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "The Twenty-Seven Best Movies of the Decade," 27 Nov. 2019 While Joao Moutinho has continued to show his artistry on the ball, Jimenez's tireless work ethic and prowess in front of goal has seen him pick up this award., "Wolves Premier League Month in Review: August - Best Player, Worst Performance & Overall Rating," 8 Sep. 2019 That such a devastating, gruesome concept is relayed with such artistry and aesthetic beauty feels, though, like proof Stanley was the perfect choice to tackle this property. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to watch (and skip) in theaters and on Netflix this weekend," 24 Jan. 2020 Bond Girls are extravagantly sexualized, but Eilish’s artistry shows that women who aren’t interested in being sexualized also have enviable options. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "Billie Eilish Singing the New Bond Theme Feels Like a Turning Point," 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of artistry

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Artistry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of artistry

: artistic ability or skill
: a quality that results from artistic ability or skill

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