Definition of artiste in English:



  • A professional entertainer, especially a singer or dancer:

    ‘cabaret artistes’
    • ‘The music was recorded specially for this program by a team of senior artistes in a professional studio.’
    • ‘It is a sort of sampling session for senior musicians and critics to measure the potential an upcoming artiste.’
    • ‘This is not the first time an Indian artiste will perform at the Carnegie Hall.’
    • ‘The choreography blended the performances of stage artistes with the voice of the singer.’
    • ‘Male artistes playing the role of both male and female characters perform on the stage at midnight.’
    • ‘The situation is so bad that artistes are now straying to greener pastures.’
    • ‘Night after night these artistes travelled to remote areas of the country taking the art form to the people.’
    • ‘He says, in fact, that Edmonton is the penultimate stop on his farewell tour as an open-air artiste.’
    • ‘To add to the festive occasion, there was a magic show and a puppet show by artistes who had come all the way from Tilonia.’
    • ‘Joan says she is aware of some music promoters who preferred female artistes showing off their bodies.’
    • ‘Various scholars and artistes will give presentations at the seminar.’
    • ‘He says the makers wanted a glamorous artiste who can perform well in a key role.’
    • ‘The competition is intended for upcoming artistes and not for professionals.’
    • ‘In another solo performance, the young artiste performed a popular Burmese number.’
    • ‘At the fete, patrons were treated to live performances from three bands and a number of guest artistes.’
    • ‘Mr. Mitra joined the troupe as a child artiste and now he is its secretary.’
    • ‘The South African artistes will perform on a unique triple wheel which rotates on a central axis.’
    • ‘After their individual performances, the artistes will sing a theme song together.’
    • ‘Yoga has the power to fine-tune these faculties, and helps an artiste enhance his or her performance.’
    entertainer, performer, trouper, showman, artist
    player, musician, singer, dancer, actor, actress, thespian
    comic, comedian, comedienne, clown, impressionist, mime artist, conjuror, magician, acrobat
    star, superstar
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Early 19th century: from French (see artist).