Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "performing arts" [performing arts]

  • Arts, such as dance, drama, and music, that are performed before an audience. (noun-plural)

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 "performing arts" in a sentence
  • "The venue was the downtown Houston performing arts center, the Wortham Center, and hundreds of local dignitaries and their spouses were in attendance."
  • "Robin Best, an Australian music program, and the Art, Technology and the New Performer Symposium which will highlight the technical innovation and cultural diversity of the Australian performing arts industry."