Definition of the performing arts noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the performing arts

BrE BrE//ðə pəˌfɔːmɪŋ ˈɑːts//
; NAmE NAmE//ðə pərˌfɔːrmɪŋ ˈɑːrts//
[plural] Subjects and courses
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arts such as music, dance and drama which are performed for an audience See related entries: Subjects and courses
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the performing arts