Definition of artwork in US English:

artwork

noun

  • 1Illustrations, photographs, or other nontextual material prepared for inclusion in a publication.

    • ‘Spookily, their albums came out simultaneously, with practically identical cover artwork.’
    • ‘We're in the process of finishing the artwork for a disc that will be available in mid-April.’
    • ‘Thoughtlessly I decided to do everything by myself, including artwork for the figures and all the typing.’
    • ‘A beadwork portrait he made of Janet Jackson was used as cover artwork for Rolling Stone Magazine.’
    • ‘If anybody can provide a nice logo, and/or some artwork for the frontpage, that'd rock.’
    • ‘The resulting artwork is so remarkable, that one of the works is featured on our cover.’
    • ‘I'd also very much like someone, if possible, to do some artwork for this fic, but that's not necessary.’
    • ‘Accordingly, there is no need for any new artwork or other materials to be produced.’
    • ‘But there is a big difference between the artwork and its publication in the mass media.’
    • ‘Friday night was spent finishing up the artwork for the vinyl version of the album.’
    fine art, creative activity
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    1. 1.1 Paintings, drawings, or other artistic works.
      ‘a collection of artwork from tribal cultures’
      ‘each artwork is reproduced in color on a full page’
      • ‘Adjoining rooms in the new gallery play host to an extensive collection of artworks in a variety of disciplines.’
      • ‘When her eyes adjusted, she gaped in awe to see tons of renaissance artworks and statues.’
      • ‘The medium is also significant because his artworks are anything but elitist.’
      • ‘It's hardly a compelling reason - but who can blame them for wanting to show some of the greatest artworks ever made?’
      • ‘View Five featured exceptional artworks by international and Irish artists.’
      • ‘His process of making intaglio prints results in artworks that are rich in texture.’
      • ‘They often source their artworks from Sowetan artists but also from elsewhere.’
      • ‘People made their own temporary artworks, displaying them in plazas or carrying them around in public processions.’
      • ‘You will, however, be spurred to look at a variety of artworks and art periods with fresh eyes.’
      • ‘While these make for attractive invitations, it is not quite clear how they function as artworks.’
      • ‘With only a little mess, he's produced these original artworks for your viewing pleasure.’
      • ‘My own confident view is that the building will continue to be a significant gallery for the display of artworks.’
      • ‘There was an exciting selection of artworks on the visual arts trail in a variety of venues in the city.’
      • ‘To put it crudely, modern artists use past artworks freely for whatever they want.’
      • ‘As well as pictures there are artworks made with flowers, and records of gardens made by artists.’
      • ‘The aura of older artworks stemmed from their special power in religious cults and their unique situation in time and space.’
      • ‘The artworks on display include the gold head from the Oxus treasure from the 5th century BC.’
      • ‘This allows time to check out the visual artworks and videos from the drama students.’
      • ‘The mural may be copied from one of Miro's artworks or it may be an original idea.’
      • ‘The only other ways for important artworks to be seen by more people was by making engravings of them.’
      painting, drawing, sketch, print, canvas, delineation, cartoon, portrait, portrayal, illustration, artist's impression, depiction, likeness, representation, image, icon
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Pronunciation

artwork

/ˈɑrtˌwərk//ˈärtˌwərk/