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noun [countable] artist pronunciation in British English /ˈɑː(r)tɪst/
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pluralartists
  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 theatre
    Their lead singer has left to become a solo artist.
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  3. 3
    someone who writes, makes films, 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.

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