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noun [countable] artist pronunciation in American English /ˈɑrtɪst/
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  1. 1
    someone who makes paintings, sculptures, etc.
    He had his portrait painted by the Spanish artist Daniel Quintero.
  2. 2
    a professional performer in music, dance, or the theater
    Their lead singer has left to become a solo artist.
  3. 3
    someone who writes, makes movies, or writes music with great skill
    one of the great artists of the cinema
    1. a.
      someone who shows a lot of skill in their work
      It’s a pleasure to watch an artist at work.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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