artistry

Artistry is a particular skill or a flair for something, especially an artistic pursuit. You might love watching ice skating competitions for the sheer artistry of the figure skaters.

You can take piano lessons for years and learn how to play many pieces but still not quite achieve the artistry of a truly gifted pianist. It takes practice to gain artistry, but it also takes a kind of creative spark. The word artistry first appeared in the 1830s from artist, modeled after words such as chemistry, from chemist. The root is the Latin word ars, or "art."

Definitions of artistry
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n a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

Synonyms:
art, prowess
Types:
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airmanship, aviation
the art of operating aircraft
eristic
the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)
falconry
the art of training falcons to hunt and return
fortification
the art or science of strengthening defenses
homiletics
the art of preaching
horology
the art of designing and making clocks
minstrelsy
the art of a minstrel
musicianship
artistry in performing music
enology, oenology
the art of wine making
puppetry
the art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows
taxidermy
the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance
telescopy
the art of making and using telescopes
ventriloquism, ventriloquy
the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)
Type of:
superior skill
more than ordinary ability

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