work of art


noun

a piece of creative work in the arts, especially a painting or sculpture.
a product that gives aesthetic pleasure and that can be judged separately from any utilitarian considerations.

Nearby words

  1. work function,
  2. work in,
  3. work it,
  4. work like a beaver,
  5. work like a charm,
  6. work off,
  7. work on,
  8. work one's fingers to the bone,
  9. work one's way,
  10. work order

Origin of work of art

First recorded in 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for work of art

work of art

noun

a piece of fine art, such as a painting or sculpture
something that may be likened to a piece of fine art, esp in beauty, intricacy, etc
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