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noun art pronunciation in American English /ɑrt/
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pluralarts
  1. 3

    arts

    [plural] subjects of study that are not scientific, such as history, literature, and languages

    the College of Arts and Sciences

    an arts graduate/degree/subject

    the decorative/graphic arts

  2. 5
    [countable] [usually singular] an activity that needs special skills or knowledge

    Bringing out the best in your students is an art.

    art of doing something:

    I have now mastered the art of letter-writing.

    an art to doing something:

    There’s an art to parking this truck.

    have/get something down to a fine art:

    Fred’s got car-buying down to a fine art.

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