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work of art

Definition:

art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

works of art

Type of:

fine art » creation » artifact » whole

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Work of art | artwork | art piece | piece of art | art object

an aesthetic physical item or artistic creation. Apart from "work of art", which may be used of any work regarded as art in its widest sense, including works from literature and music, these terms apply principally to tangible, portable forms of visual... (42 of 1312 words, 7 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Work of art

Collins Dictionary:

work of art

a piece of fine art, such as a painting or sculpture | something that may be likened to a piece of fine art, especially in beauty, intricacy, etc (27 of 413 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/work-of-art

Macmillan British Dictionary:

work of art [countable] | works of art [plural]

something such as a painting or sculpture that is of very high quality | something that is made or done in a skilful or attractive way (25 of 65 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/work-of-art

Merriam-Webster:

work of art

a product of one of the fine arts ; especially, a painting or sculpture of high artistic quality | something giving high aesthetic satisfaction to the ... (25 of 45 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/work of art

Oxford Dictionary:

work of art

a creative product with strong imaginative or aesthetic appeal (9 of 40 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/work-of-art

New World Dictionary:

work of art

something produced in one of the fine arts, especially in one of the graphic or plastic arts, as a painting, sculpture, carving, etc. | anything made, ... (25 of 36 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/work-of-art

Random House Dictionary:

work of art

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 ... (25 of 34 words, 2 definitions)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/work-of-art

American Heritage Dictionary:

work of art | works of art [plural]

A product of the fine arts, especially a painting or sculpture. | Something likened to a fine artistic work, as by reason of beauty or craft. (25 of 33 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/work-of-art

Cambridge Dictionary:

work of art | works of art [plural]

an object made by an artist of great skill, especially a painting, drawing or statue (15 of 32 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/work-of-art

Wiktionary:

work of art | works of art [plural]

A product of the fine arts; a painting, sculpture etc. | Something of sufficient quality to be compared to such a product (21 of 22 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/work of art

Britannica Encyclopedia:

art | visual art [synonym]

a visual object or experience consciously created through an expression of skill or imagination. The term art encompasses diverse media such as ... (22 of 482 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/630806​/art

Encarta Dictionary:

work of art

a piece of fine art, e.g. a painting or sculpture | something made or done exceptionally well (16 of 43 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861714073​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

work of art [countable] | works of art [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "work of art"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

work of art [countable] | works of art [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "work of art"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/work-of-art

Cambridge Dictionary:

work of art | works of art [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "work of art"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "work of art"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/work-of-art

Google Dictionary:

work of art | works of art [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "work of art"

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YourDictionary Audio:

work of art

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "work of art" by speech synthesizer

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