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[fahyn] /faɪn/

a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture.
art produced chiefly for its aesthetic value, as opposed to applied art
(often pl) Also called beaux arts. any of the fields in which such art is produced, such as painting, sculpture, and engraving
Something requiring highly developed techniques and skills, as in He’s turned lying into a fine art, or The contractor excels in the fine art of demolition. This term alludes to the fine arts, such as music, painting, and sculpture, which require both skill and talent. It is now often used to describe anything that takes skill to do. [ First half of 1800s ]


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