art form

  1. the more or less established structure, pattern, or scheme followed in shaping an artistic work: The sonata, the sonnet, and the novel are all art forms.

  2. a medium for artistic expression: ballet, sculpture, opera, and other art forms.

  1. a medium other than the artistic regarded as having highly developed or systematized rules, procedures, or formulations: international diplomacy regarded as an art form.

Origin of art form

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for art form

art form

  1. a conventionally established form of artistic composition, such as the symphony or the sonnet

  2. a recognized medium of artistic expression

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