/esˈθet̬·ɪks/ (noun) the formal study of the principles of art and beauty
/ˈɑː.tɪ.fækt/ (noun) an object that is made by a person, such as a tool or a decoration, especially one that is of historical interest - The museum's collection includes artefacts dating back to prehistoric times.
/ˌbæl·əˈri·nə/ (noun) a female ballet dancer
/ˈkɑr·vɪŋ/ (noun) a decorative object made from esp. wood or stone, or the art of making patterns in or objects from these materials
/kræft/ (noun) skill in knowing how to do or make something, or a job or activity needing such skill: - He talked about the craft of writing popular fiction.
/ˌek·səˈbɪʃ·ən/ (noun) a collection of things shown publicly: - an exhibition of model airplanes
/ˌɪn·spə·ˈreɪ·ʃən/ (noun) someone or something that gives you ideas for doing something: - She has been an inspiration to us all (= a good example for all).
/ˈɪn·tə·mə·si/ (noun) the state of having a close, personal relationship or romantic relationship with someone: - He was always polite, but he shunned intimacy.
/ˈɔr·kə·strə/ (noun) a large group of musicians playing different instruments and usually organized to play together and led by a conductor: - the New York Philharmonic Orchestra
/ˈpɔr·trət/ (noun) a painting, photograph, or drawing of a person
/ˈskʌlp·tər/ (noun) a person who creates sculptures out of material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone: - The sculptor supervised the placement of his newest sculpture in the garden.
/ˈskʌlp·tʃər/ (noun) the art of creating objects out of material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone, or a work of art of this type: - In the ruins they found ancient stone sculptures.
/ˈstɪm·jə·ləs/ (noun) something that causes growth, activity, or reaction: - The aid package would provide very little fiscal stimulus.
/ˈven·ju/ (noun) the place where a public event or meeting happens: - They changed the venue at the last minute because they realized the meeting room would have been much too small.
/wɜrks/ (noun) all the extra things that may be offered with something: - This camera came with a carrying case, zoom lens, tripod - the works.
/əˈkʌm.plɪʃt/ (adjective) skilled - She's a very accomplished pianist/painter/horsewoman.
/ˈbɜr·dʒə·nɪŋ/ (adjective) growing or developing quickly: - A burgeoning tourist industry lifted the state's economy.
/dɪˈstrækt/ (adjective) to take someone's attention away from what that person is doing or should be doing: - She liked to work with the radio playing and said it did not distract her.
/ɪˈklek·tɪk/ (adjective) consisting of different types, methods, styles, etc.: - It was an eclectic mix of our ethnic foods and traditional Thanksgiving food.
/mʌnˈdeɪn/ (adjective) ordinary and not interesting in any way: - The show was just another mundane family sitcom.
/ˈpæʃ·ə·nət/ (adjective) full of emotion: - a passionate speech
/ˈprɑm·ə·nənt/ (adjective) very noticeable, important, or famous: - She plays a prominent role in the organization.
/ˈvɪv·ɪd/ (adjective) brightly colored or (of descriptions or memories) producing clear, powerful, and detailed images in the mind: - vivid colors
/ˌkɒr.iˈɒg.rə.fi/ (noun) the skill of combining movements into dances to be performed - a flamboyant style of choreography
/dɪˈpɪkt/ (verb) to represent or show something in a picture, story, movie, etc.; portray: - The movie depicts his father as a tyrant.
/prəˈvoʊk/ (verb) to try to make a person or an animal angry or annoyed: - He was trying to provoke me into a fight.
/trænˈsend/ (verb) to go beyond or rise above a limit, or be greater than something ordinary: - The group makes music that transcends traditional pop categories.