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English definition of “artist”

artist

noun [C] uk   /ˈɑː.tɪst/ us    /ˈɑːr.t̬ɪst/
A2 someone who paints, draws, or makes sculptures: Monet is one of my favourite artists.ArtistsThe visual arts in general someone who creates things with great skill and imagination: He described her as one of the greatest film artists of the 20th century.Artists
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