decorative arts

decorative art

noun
1.
art that is meant to be useful as well as beautiful, as ceramics, furniture, jewelry, and textiles.
2.
Usually, decorative arts. any of the arts, as ceramics or jewelry making, whose works are created to be useful.
3.
works of decorative art collectively.
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Main Entry:  decorative arts
Part of Speech:  n pl
Definition:  any of the arts that create entities that are both useful and beautiful
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