Definition of craftsmanship in English:



mass noun
  • 1Skill in a particular craft.

    ‘I admire his engineering skills and craftsmanship’
    • ‘A tour de force of both design and craftsmanship, Narragansett is one of the most extraordinary flatware patterns ever created, but it is, nonetheless, not well known.’
    • ‘Piston, a superb craftsman in an era which distrusts craftsmanship, nevertheless almost never allows craft to become the point.’
    • ‘Thus contemporary artists from Ukraine have a high level of craftsmanship in common.’
    • ‘Mr. Kneisel was held in great esteem in Waterford, and indeed throughout the jewellery trade in Ireland, where his skills and craftsmanship were highly thought of.’
    • ‘Indulge in the quirky, delicate, craftsmanship of a remarkable career remade up-to-the-minute yet timeless.’
    • ‘I enjoyed their early music the most, yet appreciated their craftsmanship to the end.’
    • ‘The music is often painfully beautiful, especially the love song Marie and the emotional wallow of Guilty, and Newman's craftsmanship is consistently staggering.’
    • ‘Over the years he constructed some magnificent stone walls around the county which bear testament to his gifted craftsmanship in hard landscaping.’
    • ‘As each of us develops our skills and craftsmanship, we get used to the properties of our painting surfaces.’
    • ‘It was also a golden age of craftsmanship.’
    • ‘What Drever hated was some of the slipshod work and poor craftsmanship he saw among his fellow students.’
    • ‘Their craftsmanship developed as they went on with the project, and they made a great contribution to the technique of making astronomical instruments.’
    • ‘Such roles allowed him to develop the range and craftsmanship of his character performances.’
    • ‘Dad was also known for his skill in woodworking and craftsmanship.’
    • ‘Shilparamam, the crafts village at Madhapur, has yet again become the venue for the display of craftsmanship of weavers and handicraft artisans.’
    • ‘But war, international sanctions and economic penury have all but extinguished the ancient craftsmanship passed on from father to son for generations.’
    • ‘Sue Wong should be in New York or even Paris displaying her masterful craftsmanship.’
    • ‘So, it feels good when someone finally acknowledges and appreciates great craftsmanship and hard work.’
    • ‘Paul Binnie is an incredibly talented young artist who combines creativity with superb craftsmanship.’
    • ‘Beretta has long had a reputation for quality and craftsmanship in Europe.’
    workmanship, artistry, craft, art, artisanship, handiwork, work
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    1. 1.1 The quality of design and work shown in something made by hand; artistry.
      ‘a piece of fine craftsmanship’
      • ‘However, these materials often fell short in terms of craftsmanship.’
      • ‘The building has been the permanent home of Scottish Freemasonry since 1910, and is a triumph of the craftsmanship so prized by Victorian Masons.’
      • ‘Produced throughout Europe, nautilus cups were an extremely desirable blend of superb craftsmanship in combination with one of nature's most admired creations.’
      • ‘I hope that one day, buildings will be judged by design, function, and craftsmanship.’
      • ‘The charm of these prints is rather in the historical subjects than in the skill level of woodblock craftsmanship.’
      • ‘The festival, focussing on gold and allied industry, will open a window to the world to the unique and lofty craftsmanship of gold jewellery in Kerala.’
      • ‘The craftsmanship of the ship has to be seen to appreciate it fully.’
      • ‘However, with the increasing demand, the craftsmanship has improved.’
      • ‘He thought there was a lot of craftsmanship in old things.’
      • ‘Maps that are relatively old still portray craftsmanship we rarely see anymore. "’
      • ‘Although the distilling industry had undergone mass production, it did not sacrifice the craftsmanship of quality in the product.’
      • ‘The elegant craftsmanship in her pictures is engrossing.’
      • ‘But to this mechanical craftsmanship, the artist added a very human, sensual touch.’
      • ‘That emphasis is a little unorthodox in a country where fine craftsmanship is still held in high esteem.’
      • ‘Only craftsmanship in story-telling can preserve these qualities during adaptation in any form.’
      • ‘The splendor of the stonework in the villages testifies to the great craftsmanship through the ages.’
      • ‘Trace's prices are very reasonable for the quality and craftsmanship found in them.’
      • ‘They were mostly made by local blacksmiths and many are excellent examples of craftsmanship.’
      • ‘The exclusive designs and superior craftsmanship evident in their execution meant that they were only accessible to a wealthy elite.’
      • ‘It is all most splendid, showing English craftsmanship at its best.’