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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 teacher The 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 arts The visual arts in general
(Definition of art noun (EXPRESSION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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