arty arty  /ˈɑr ti/


  • (adj) showily imitative of art or artists


  1. Beyond the capital where almost half the country lives South Korea has arty port cities like Busan and cultural centers like Gwangju.
  2. He was an arty kid, always watercoloring and sculpting, which is not to say he ran with the artsy crowd.
  3. And there are some in the audience tonight who vividly recall the days when Bowie and Iggy shared a flat in the arty West Berlin district of Schoeneberg.


  1. A Book A Week: The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

    Buried under all the mess in Kate Morton's The Distant Hours is an interesting story: As an adolescent during the London Blitz, Meredith is evacuated to a dilapidated castle in the country, the home of a writer and his three arty eccentric daughters.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Isthmus

  2. Big Gigs for June 7-13: Darren Criss, Dead Milkmen, more

    Actor Darren Criss plays the piano at the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg White House Correspondents' Association Dinner afterparty, at the residence of the French Ambassador in Washington, April 28, 2013.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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  1. Rock says, "We were talking about the album (STADIUM ARCADIUM) and I commented to Rick that their videos are very arty. I said, 'They need to do a straight down-the-middle party, girls, ass-shaking, Rolling Stones-type video.' Rick told Anthony what...
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Chris Rock Source:

  2. "I'm being asked by my fans in Tamil Nadu why I've opted to go arty at this point of my career. Well, I've had my fill of commercial successes like 'Arya' (Tamil) and 'Rang De Basanti', 'Guru' (Hindi). It's about time I did films where I get a...
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: R Madhavan Source:

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