art·​ist·​ry ˈär-tə-strē How to pronounce artistry (audio)
: artistic quality of effect or workmanship
the artistry of his novel
: artistic ability
the artistry of the violinist
a lawyer's artistry in persuading juries

Examples of artistry in a Sentence

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


artist + -ry

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of artistry was in 1765

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“Artistry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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art·​ist·​ry ˈärt-ə-strē How to pronounce artistry (audio)
: artistic quality of effect or skill
the artistry of her novel
: artistic ability

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