fine art

fine arts
1) N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl Painting and sculpture, in which objects are produced that are beautiful rather than useful, can be referred to as fine art or as the fine arts.

He deals in antiques and fine art.

...the university of Cairo's faculty of fine arts.

2) PHRASE: V inflects If you have got something down to a fine art, you are able to do it in a very skilful or efficient way because you have had a lot of experience of doing it.

English dictionary. 2008.

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