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a. Brilliant technique or style in performance.
b. A piece or passage that emphasizes a performer's virtuosity.
2. A showy manner or display.
1. Music Of, relating to, or being a brilliant performance technique or style.
2. Showy; ostentatious.
[Italian, from bravo, excellent; see brave.]
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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]
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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]
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An Italian word meaning spirit, used to mean boldness or brilliance in doing something.
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|Noun||1.||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
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B. CPD [display, performance] → brillante
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