work of art

noun phrase

Definition of work of art

1 : a product of one of the fine arts especially : a painting or sculpture of high artistic quality
2 : something giving high aesthetic satisfaction to the viewer or listener

First Known Use of work of art

1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of work of art was in 1585

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English Language Learners Definition of work of art

: something that is made by an artist : a painting, sculpture, etc., that is created to be beautiful or to express an important idea or feeling
: something that is attractive and skillfully made

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