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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Examples of artistry in a Sentence

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

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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 RAREculture provides a forum for them; where their artistry can be valued and ultimately sold. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "Discovery Channel," 6 Jan. 2012 Can music movies chill with this whole 'pop = soulless crap, singer-songwriter rock = real artistry' nonsense? Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Lady Gaga Didn't Need A Star Is Born to Be Taken Seriously," 28 Sep. 2018 Between Grossman’s pitching artistry and some spectacular defense by Palatine third baseman Maddie Craver, York was stymied offensively all afternoon. Tony Baranek,, "York ties program record with fourth-place finish in Class 4A," 9 June 2018 When the story lines become more complicated, however, that tightrope walk between challenging artistry and mass appeal becomes more precarious. Lorraine Ali,, "NBC's 'Good Girls' aren't bad enough," 26 Feb. 2018 His artistry is likely to hold the key to his future, too. Alexandra Marshall, Town & Country, "Is Julien d'Ys the Most Influential Hairstylist In Fashion?," 2 May 2016

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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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