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art

noun (EXPRESSION)    /ɑːt/ US  /ɑːrt/
A2 [U] the making of objects, images, music, etc. that are beautiful or that express feelings: Can television and pop music really be considered art? I enjoyed the ballet, but it wasn't really great art.The visual arts in general A2 [U] the activity of painting, drawing, and making sculpture: Art and English were my best subjects at school. an art teacherThe visual arts in general A2 [U] paintings, drawings, and sculptures: The gallery has an excellent collection of modern art. an exhibition of Native American art Peggy Guggenheim was one of the 20th century's great art collectors. The Frick is an art gallery in New York.The visual arts in general B2 [C] an activity through which people express particular ideas: Drama is an art that is traditionally performed in a theatre. Do you regard film as entertainment or as an art? She is doing a course in the performing arts.The visual arts in general the arts the making or showing or performance of painting, acting, dancing, and music: More government money is needed for the arts. public interest in the artsThe visual arts in general
(Definition of art noun (EXPRESSION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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