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artistnoun [C]

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

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artistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑr·t̬ɪst/
a person who paints, draws, or makes sculptures
An artist is also an actor, musician, dancer, or other performer.
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Translations of “artist”
in Korean 예술가…
in Arabic فَنّان…
in Malaysian pelukis, artis…
in French artiste…
in Russian художник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藝術家, 美術家, 畫家…
in Italian artista…
in Turkish ressam…
in Polish artyst-a/ka…
in Spanish artista…
in Vietnamese hoạ sĩ, nghệ sĩ…
in Portuguese artista…
in Thai ศิลปิน, นักแสดง, นักร้อง…
in German der/die Künstler(in)…
in Catalan artista…
in Japanese 芸術家, 画家…
in Chinese (Simplified) 艺术家, 美术家, 画家…
in Indonesian seniman, artis…
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