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noun

graphic art created specifically for commercial uses, especially for advertising, illustrations in magazines or books, or the like.

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Origin of commercial art

First recorded in 1920–25

OTHER WORDS FROM commercial art

com·mer·cial art·ist, noun
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commercial art

noun

graphic art for commercial uses such as advertising, packaging, etc

Derived forms of commercial art

commercial artist, noun
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