Definition of Fine Arts
(noun) Umbrella term for purely aesthetic arts, such as music, painting, and poetry.
Fine Arts Pronunciation
Syllabification: fine arts
- American English – /fIEn AHRts/
- British English – /fIEn AHts/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /faɪn ɑrts/
- British English – /faɪn ɑːts/
- Word origin of “fine” and “art” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Alexander, Victoria D. 2003. Sociology of the Arts: Exploring Fine and Popular Forms. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
- Hall, John R., Laura Grindstaff, and Ming-cheng Miriam Lo, eds. 2010. Handbook of Cultural Sociology. London: Routledge.
- Kemal, Salim, and Ivan Gaskell. 1993. Explanation and Value in the Arts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Jary, David, and Julia Jary. 2000. Collins Dictionary of Sociology. 3rd ed. Glasgow, Scotland: HarperCollins.
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Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).
Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “fine arts.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 3, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/fine-arts/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
fine arts. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/fine-arts/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “fine arts.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 3, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/fine-arts/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“fine arts.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 3 Oct. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/fine-arts/>.