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bra·vu·ra

 (brə-vo͝or′ə, -vyo͝or′ə)
n.
1. Music
a. Brilliant technique or style in performance.
b. A piece or passage that emphasizes a performer's virtuosity.
2. A showy manner or display.
adj.
1. Music Of, relating to, or being a brilliant performance technique or style.
2. Showy; ostentatious.

[Italian, from bravo, excellent; see brave.]

bravura

(brəˈvjʊərə; -ˈvʊərə)
n
1. a display of boldness or daring
2. (Music, other) music
a. brilliance of execution
b. (as modifier): a bravura passage.
[C18: from Italian: spirit, courage, from bravare to show off, see bravado]

bra•vu•ra

(brəˈvyʊər ə, -ˈvʊər ə, brɑ-)

n., pl. -ras.
1. a florid musical piece requiring dashing performances.
2. a display of daring; brilliant performance.
[1780–90; < Italian: spirit, dash]

bravura

An Italian word meaning spirit, used to mean boldness or brilliance in doing something.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bravura - brilliant and showy technical skill; "in a final bravura the ballerina appeared to be floating in water"; "the music ends with a display of bravura"
virtuosity - technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso

bravura

noun
1. brilliance, energy, spirit, display, punch (informal), dash, animation, vigour, verve, panache, boldness, virtuosity, élan, exhibitionism, brio, ostentation He launched into the live transmission with operatic bravura.
adjective
Translations

bravura

[brəˈvʊərə]
A. N
1.arrojo m, brío m
2. (Mus) → virtuosismo m
B. CPD [display, performance] → brillante

bravura

[brəˈvjʊərə] (literary)
nbrio m
adj [performance] → brillant(e)

bravura

nBravour f; (Mus) → Bravourstück nt
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"Thank fortune, Miss Henly," he said, the instant he was seated, "that bravura has ceased, and I can now inquire how you recovered from the fatigue of your walk?"
I had taken refuge from the terrible bravura singing of the Major's strident prima donna in the back drawing-room.
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Born in Toronto, Hayden looked like a vibrant all-American girl who just happened to be an absolutely terrific ballerina, with a bravura sweep and gusto that was all her own.
Morley savors heroic gestures and spectacular, climactic moments, both of which he depicts with unreserved bravura and such meticulous detail that his style deserves to be called hyperreal.
Certainly the design by Raimund Abraham, won through competition in 1992, is a bravura architectural statement.
Other guests didn't object--"they just asked if he was cold." Seeing him again 30 years later, Lambert noted that although the "amazing and brave" Crisp still had his bravura, he'd also developed a "hard shell." Indeed, Crisp had moved to New York City in 1981, vowing never to live in England again--though, in irony he was accustomed to, that's where he died, at age 90, on November 21.
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Soaring leaps, high-speed turns, Fast and Furious partnering--contestants and judges can expect a burst of bravura when the competition season kicks off this year.
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