Definition of decorative arts in English:

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decorative arts

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plural noun

The arts concerned with the production of high-quality objects that are both useful and beautiful.
Example sentences
  • The movement was very successful in going beyond the borders of fine art and spreading into commercial and decorative arts.
  • The collection focuses on American paintings and decorative arts from the late 17th through 19th centuries.
  • The plates from the earlier work are used frequently as illustrations in this dictionary of materials and techniques in the decorative arts.

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Syllabification: dec·o·ra·tive arts

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