fine art
noun Date: 1739 1. a. art (as painting, sculpture, or music) concerned primarily with the creation of beautiful objects — usually used in plural b. objects of fine art 2. an activity requiring a fine skill

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fine art — fine′ art′ [[t]faɪn[/t]] n. fia a visual art created primarily for aesthetic purposes and valued for its beauty or expressiveness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, or architecture • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

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  • fine art — UK / US noun [uncountable] art objects such as paintings and sculptures that are created to be looked at because they are beautiful or interesting. Fine art is different to crafts or art that has a practical use. • have/get something down to a… …   English dictionary

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