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English definition of “art”

art

noun
 
/ɑːt/
A2 [no plural] the making of things such as paintings or drawings, or the things that are made: modern art an art gallery
a skill: the art of conversation
(Definition of art from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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