A skilled public performer or entertainer, especially a singer or dancer.(noun)
A person with artistic pretensions.(noun)
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Use "artiste" in a sentence
"It could not be that the grand role of the artiste is a desperately self-delusional shell around the soft and gooey centre of a very small and weak ego, all too easily hurt by even the mildest and most unconcerned critique."
"The mystery artiste is all albums really and it is a staggering number with 45o Gold and Platigbnum discs around the world."
"The word artiste was used, I said, only in dialogue, and only by one person, who was a bit of a poseur."