arts and crafts

noun, often capitalized A&C

Definition of arts and crafts

: a movement in European and American design during the late 19th and early 20th centuries promoting handcraftsmanship over industrial mass production

Examples of arts and crafts in a Sentence

  1. a shop that sells local arts and crafts, such as pottery and baskets

  2. demonstrations of various arts and crafts

First Known Use of arts and crafts

1888

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ARTS AND CRAFTS Defined for English Language Learners

arts and crafts

Definition of arts and crafts for English Language Learners

  • : objects that are meant to be both useful and beautiful : the activity of making such objects


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