artwork

[ahrt-wurk]
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noun

Printing.
  1. the elements that constitute a mechanical, as type, proofs, and illustrations.
  2. a mechanical; paste-up.
the production of artistic or craft objects.
the object so produced.

Nearby words

  1. artsy-craftsy,
  2. artsy-fartsy,
  3. artsybashev,
  4. artur,
  5. artware,
  6. arty,
  7. arty-crafty,
  8. arty-farty,
  9. arty.,
  10. artzybasheff

Origin of artwork

First recorded in 1875–80; art1 + work

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British Dictionary definitions for artworks

artwork

noun

all the original nontextual matter in a publication, esp the illustrations
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Word Origin and History for artworks

artwork

n.

also art-work, 1877, from art (n.) + work (n.).

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