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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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 Cinemaphiles will recall the 1954 flick for the booming voice of Howard Keel, the feisty Jane Powell and the athletic artistry of Russ Tamblyn. Tom Titus,, "On Theater: ‘Seven Brothers’ kick up their heels at Vanguard University," 15 Feb. 2018 Serious film scholars recognize, rightly, the artistry of some of these pictures. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review:Fifty Shades Freed Is a Pleasure. Just Don’t Call It a Guilty One," 9 Feb. 2018 This scene and lovely look at the artistry of mime-ing was filmed on August 24, 2017. Mariah Smith, The Cut, "Khloé Kardashian’s Very Sweet, Very Genuine Pregnancy Announcement," 16 Jan. 2018 Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Here's Proof That Gladys Knight Is Definitely NOT the Bee on The Masked Singer," 14 Feb. 2019 The design marries artistry to fashion for a totally one-of-a-kind shoe. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "7 Shoe Trends of 2019 You're Going to Want to Pay Attention To," 7 Jan. 2019 Love the beautiful intricacy of the team game and the amazing artistry of the individual one. Tara Sullivan,, "For the future of US men’s soccer, now comes the hard part," 24 June 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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