art·​ist·​ry | \ ˈär-tə-strē \

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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We admired the singer's artistry. the artistry of her novel

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From one camp to another, in Latvia, Poland, Germany and Czechoslovakia, Mr. Aron survived more than two years of the Holocaust on the strength of his artistry. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Kalman Aron, whose art helped him survive the Holocaust, dies at 93," 8 Mar. 2018 This is still very much a Jordan Peele film, so there's an artistry here often lacking from your average horror fare. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "All we want for Christmas is the first trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us," 25 Dec. 2018 By all accounts, the capacity house of 3,000 was exhilarated by the musicians’ artistry. John Edward Hasse, WSJ, "The Concert That Changed Music History," 24 Dec. 2018 Tumblr has given us feminist art galleries and digital art collectives pushing online art movements like vaporwave, seapunk, and glitch art while showing off, bar none, the best GIF artistry on the planet. Aja Romano, Vox, "Tumblr’s adult content ban is already harming the site’s vibrant community.," 5 Dec. 2018 Despite his pace, flair and artistry on the ball, the Belgium international just doesn’t score enough. Rob Harris, The Seattle Times, "Hazard inspires Chelsea recovery, shows what team could miss," 17 Sep. 2018 But the comparison owes just as much to the smooth, subtle artistry of his designs. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "The Secret Global Network of Private Super Jewelers," 20 Sep. 2018 September 2015 The artistry continues a month later. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "A Definitive Timeline of Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner's Very Private Relationship," 24 July 2018 Those who remember Eastman attest to the brilliance of his artistry, his inimitable and sometimes outrageous personality, and his lifelong preoccupation with spirituality. Kerry O'brien, Chicago Reader, "The world catches up to iconoclastic composer Julius Eastman," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of artistry

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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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