fine art


: art (such as painting, sculpture, or music) concerned primarily with the creation of beautiful objects
usually used in plural
: objects of fine art
: an activity requiring a fine skill

Examples of fine art in a Sentence

a collector of fine art She studies painting in the department of fine arts. We saw the sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts. the fine art of gourmet cooking
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Word History

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of fine art was in 1686

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“Fine art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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fine art

: art (as painting, sculpture, or music) concerned mainly with the creation of beautiful objects
usually used in plural

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