Definition of artiste in English:

artiste

noun

  • A professional entertainer, especially a singer or dancer.

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

Early 19th century: from French (see artist).

Pronunciation:

artiste

/ärˈtēst/