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
  1. noun
    a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
    synonyms: art, prowess
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    airmanship, aviation
    the art of operating aircraft
    the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)
    the art of training falcons to hunt and return
    the art or science of strengthening defenses
    the art of preaching
    the art of designing and making clocks
    the art of a minstrel
    artistry in performing music
    enology, oenology
    the art of wine making
    the art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows
    the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance
    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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