artist - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈɑː(r)tɪst/
singularartist
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.

  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.