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Definition of "fine art" [fine art]

  • Art produced or intended primarily for beauty rather than utility. (noun)
  • Any of the art forms, such as sculpture, painting, or music, used to create such art. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • Something requiring highly developed techniques and skills: the fine art of teaching. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fine art" in a sentence
  • "The Metal concentration teaches students to create fine art jewelry, small-scale sculpture, and hollowware."
  • "The behavior of the uniformed thugs—Babics, Balazsi, Gero, and the others, trained in the fine art of breaking humans—is less shocking than the more inspired cruelty of the amateurs, the less-well-rewarded semipros."
  • "Professional Surface Pattern Design introduces the fine art and technical aspects required for employment in the field."