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

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Yet at a time when the Red Sox have been flailing in the pursuit of wins, when the club stood in danger of falling below .500 for the first time since early May, artistry was no prerequisite for emotion. Alex Speier,, "Bases-loaded walk in ninth lifts Red Sox past Rangers," 12 June 2019 The Dutchman earned another bout of plaudits for his artistry and orchestration of the Netherlands midfield, as the boys in orange ran out 3-1 winners after extra time against the Three Lions in Portugal., "Frenkie de Jong Has His Say on Matthijs de Ligt's Future Amid Barcelona & PSG Interest," 7 June 2019 There’s so much artistry and craftsmanship that goes into making these legs perfect for every single person … watching the whole process from a plaster mold to this amazing, custom, high-tech piece of equipment that allows people to walk. Susie Armitage, SELF, "10 Things Amputees and People With Limb Differences Want You to Know," 1 May 2019 And there was this really beautiful wave of self-love and artistry and creativity within the black community, and black kids on the internet. Seventeen, "Amandla Stenberg on How Her Girlfriend Helped Her Find Body Confidence," 19 Sep. 2018 The festival runs March 3-18 and features five unique and distinct events celebrating the artistry of women and the legacy of pioneering women. Luann Gibbs,, "New festival celebrates National Women's History Month," 31 Jan. 2018 Makeup is a true artistry, and makeup artist Ryan Kelly just created a masterpiece...on her lips. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "This Golden Girls-Inspired Lip Art Is too Excellent For You Not to See," 11 Jan. 2019 Concert explores splendor of Music Hall and artistry of Pops. Rasputin Todd,, "Things to do this weekend: Jan. 19-21," 16 Jan. 2018 Upon entering guests are enfolded into a canopy of trees that were collected from the property and the artistry of stonework of the massive two-sided, wood burning fireplace provides cozy nooks while nestled in bed or on the living room sofa. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... Winvian Farm," 19 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of artistry

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of artistry was in 1765

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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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