Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “the performing arts”

the performing arts

noun [plural]    
types of entertainment that are performed in front of people, such as dancing, singing, and actingSubjects and disciplines
(Definition of the performing arts noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “the performing arts” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


the skill with which something was made or done

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More