work of art

noun phrase

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

Examples of work of art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The women travel to Turkey often to curate their collection from Turkish artisans—each rug is a handmade work of art. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 11 Sep. 2023 Go Big on Shape After you're finished picking your jaw up from the ground, this eye-catching pendant will make washing dishes feel like a work of art. Sienna Livermore, House Beautiful, 22 Aug. 2023 As a work of art that has been produced under difficult, complex and endangering situations for the cast and crew. Marta Balaga, Variety, 12 Aug. 2023 CBDistillery Discover the intriguing world of CBD oil, where every bottle is a one-of-a-kind work of art. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Aug. 2023 Indeterminacy, ephemerality, fluidity—these were some of the guiding principles of the Fluxus movement, which held that every moment of life had the potential to become, or to deliver, a work of art. The New Yorker, 18 Aug. 2023 CBDistillery Learn about the fascinating world of CBD oil, where each bottle is a unique work of art. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Aug. 2023 Get lost in this incredible work of art and embark on a journey of unmatched harmony and calm. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Aug. 2023 As writer Olivia Harvey points out in the article, this firepit practically doubles as a work of art thanks to its pleasing design. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1585, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of work of art was in 1585

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Cite this Entry

“Work of art.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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