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  1. artistic workmanship, effect, or quality.
  2. artistic ability.
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Origin of artistry

First recorded in 1865–70; artist + -ry
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Related Words for artistries

style, finesse, ability, mastery, accomplishment, brilliance, proficiency, genius, workmanship, talent, flair, virtuosity, touch, taste, artfulness, creativity

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Historical Examples of artistries

  • So many exquisite things in the shop windows: jewels, artistries of silver and gold.

    Children of the Market Place

    Edgar Lee Masters

British Dictionary definitions for artistries


  1. artistic workmanship, ability, or quality
  2. artistic pursuits
  3. great skill
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Word Origin and History for artistries



"artistic ability," 1837, from artist + -ry; as chemistry from chemist, etc.

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