artistry


artistry
[[t]ɑ͟ː(r)tɪstri[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT: oft with poss Artistry is the creative skill of an artist, writer, actor, or musician.

...his artistry as a cellist.

...portrait sculptors of considerable skill and artistry.

2) N-UNCOUNT You can use artistry to refer to a high level of skill in a sport or activity.

John McEnroe beat Jimmy Connors with the most complete display of artistry the game had ever seen...

Tea processing requires both technique and artistry.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Artistry — Art ist*ry, n. 1. Works of art collectively. [1913 Webster] 2. Artistic effect or quality. Southey. [1913 Webster] 3. Artistic pursuits; artistic ability. The Academy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artistry — index skill, specialty (special aptitude), style Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • artistry — (n.) artistic ability, 1837, from ARTIST (Cf. artist) + RY (Cf. ry); as chemistry from chemist, etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • artistry — [n] great skill in creative endeavors ability, accomplishment, artfulness, brilliance, craftship, creativity, finesse, flair, genius, mastery, proficiency, style, talent, taste, touch, virtuosity, workmanship; concepts 630,655 Ant. inability,… …   New thesaurus

  • artistry — [ärt′is trē] n. artistic quality, ability, or work …   English World dictionary

  • artistry — noun Date: 1868 1. artistic quality of effect or workmanship < the artistry of his novel > 2. artistic ability < the artistry of the violinist > < a lawyer s artistry in persuading juries > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • artistry — n. brilliant artistry * * * [ ɑːtɪstrɪ] brilliant artistry …   Combinatory dictionary

  • artistry — art|ist|ry [ artıstri ] noun uncount 1. ) the skill and imagination typical of an artist, writer, musician, or actor: the artistry of Hooker and his band 2. ) great skill in a sport or profession: his artistry in the game of soccer …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • artistry — UK [ˈɑː(r)tɪstrɪ] / US [ˈɑrtɪstrɪ] noun [uncountable] 1) the skill and imagination typical of an artist, writer, musician, or actor the artistry of Hooker and his band 2) great skill in a sport or profession his artistry in the game of football …   English dictionary

  • artistry — Synonyms and related words: ability, address, adeptness, adroitness, airmanship, art, artfulness, artisanship, artistic skill, arty craftiness, authorcraft, authorship, automatic writing, bravura, brilliance, cacoethes scribendi, capability,… …   Moby Thesaurus