Dictionary.com

op art

or Op Art

Save This Word!

noun
a style of abstract art in which lines, forms, and space are organized in such a way as to provide optical illusions of an ambiguous nature, as alternately advancing and receding squares on a flat surface.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.
Also called op [op], /ɒp/, optical art.

Origin of op art

First recorded in 1960–65; op(tical) art

OTHER WORDS FROM op art

op-art, adjectiveop artist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use op art in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for op art

op art
/ (ɒp) /

noun
a style of abstract art chiefly concerned with the exploitation of optical effects such as the illusion of movement

Word Origin for op art

C20: op, short for optical
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK