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vir·tu·o·so

 (vûr′cho͞o-ō′sō, -zō)
n. pl. vir·tu·o·sos or vir·tu·o·si (-sē)
1. A musician with masterly ability, technique, or personal style.
2. A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.
3. Archaic A person with a strong interest in the fine arts, especially in antiquities.
4. Obsolete A very learned person.
adj.
Exhibiting the ability, technique, or personal style of a virtuoso: a virtuoso performance.

[Italian, skilled, of great worth, virtuoso, from Late Latin virtuōsus, virtuous, from Latin virtūs, excellence; see virtue.]

vir′tu·o′sic (-ō′sĭk, -zĭk) adj.
vir′tu·o′si·cal·ly adv.

virtuoso

(ˌvɜːtjʊˈəʊzəʊ; -səʊ)
n, pl -sos or -si (-siː)
1. (Music, other) a consummate master of musical technique and artistry
2. a person who has a masterly or dazzling skill or technique in any field of activity
3. (Art Terms) a connoisseur, dilettante, or collector of art objects
4. obsolete a scholar or savant
5. (modifier) showing masterly skill or brilliance: a virtuoso performance.
[C17: from Italian: skilled, from Late Latin virtuōsus good, virtuous; see virtue]
virtuosic adj
ˌvirtuˈosity n

vir•tu•o•so

(ˌvɜr tʃuˈoʊ soʊ)

n., pl. -sos, -si (-sē),
adj. n.
1. a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.
2. a person who excels in musical technique or execution.
3. a person who has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence.
adj.
4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a virtuoso: a virtuoso performance.
[1610–20; < Italian: versed, skilled < Late Latin virtuosus virtuous]
vir`tu•os′ic (-ˈɒs ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.virtuoso - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any fieldvirtuoso - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
track star - a star runner
2.virtuoso - a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistryvirtuoso - a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry
musician - artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
Adj.1.virtuoso - having or revealing supreme mastery or skillvirtuoso - having or revealing supreme mastery or skill; "a consummate artist"; "consummate skill"; "a masterful speaker"; "masterful technique"; "a masterly performance of the sonata"; "a virtuoso performance"
skilled - having or showing or requiring special skill; "only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team"; "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience"; "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow"; "a skilled trade"

virtuoso

noun
1. master, artist, genius, maestro, magician, grandmaster, maven (U.S.), master hand Canada's foremost piano virtuoso, Glenn Gould
adjective
1. masterly, brilliant, dazzling, bravura (Music) a virtuoso performance by a widely respected musician
Translations
عازِف بارِع، مُتَذَوِّق للفَن
virtuos
virtuos
virtuozo
virtuoosi
virtuóz
snillingur; kunnáttumaîur
virtuozasvirtuoziškumas
virtuozs
virtuózvirtuózny
üstatvirtüöz

virtuoso

[ˌvɜːtjʊˈəʊzəʊ]
A. N (virtuosos or virtuosi (pl)) [ˌvɜːtjʊˈəʊzɪ]virtuoso/a m/f
B. ADJde virtuoso/a
a virtuoso performanceuna interpretación de auténtico virtuoso or llena de virtuosismo

virtuoso

[ˌvɜːrtʃuˈəʊzəʊ ˌvɜːrtʃuˈəʊsəʊ ˌvɜːrtjuˈəʊzəʊ ˌvɜːrtjuˈəʊsəʊ]
nvirtuose mf
modif [display, performance] → de virtuose

virtuoso

n (esp Mus) → Virtuose m, → Virtuosin f
adj performancemeisterhaft, virtuos

virtuoso

[ˌvɜːtjʊˈəʊzəʊ] nvirtuoso/a

virtuoso

(vəːtʃuˈəusəu) plurals ˌvirtuˈosos ~virtuˈosi noun
a person who knows a great deal about eg music, painting, especially a skilled performer. He's a virtuoso on the violin; (also adjective) a virtuoso pianist/performance.
ˌvirtuˈosity (-ˈo-) noun
great skill in one of the fine arts. I am impressed by the virtuosity of that musician.
References in classic literature ?
Delaying one moment, to set the "virtuoso" thundering once more, Lady Winwood slipped out of the room and crossed the landing.
A renowned "virtuoso" had arrived, and was thundering on the piano.
In the course of the social and harmonious evening just mentioned, one of the captain's men, who happened to be something of a virtuoso in his way, and fond of collecting curiosities, produced a small skin, a great rarity in the eyes of men conversant in peltries.
That part of his scheme was crude and brutal--it lacked the refinement of torture that had marked the master strokes of the Paulvitch of old, when he had worked with that virtuoso of villainy, Nikolas Rokoff--but it at least assured Paulvitch of immunity from responsibility, placing that upon the ape, who would thus also be punished for his refusal longer to support the Russian.
To say the truth, Jones himself was not a little surprized at what he saw; for, besides the extraordinary neatness of the room, it was adorned with a great number of nicknacks and curiosities, which might have engaged the attention of a virtuoso.
adopts the category of "virtuoso religion" where "the defining character of virtuoso religion is its ability to maintain alternative structures that present a reversed image of society whilst remaining within its ]society's] ideological and institutional structures" (205).
"Bravo Fortissimo Glenn Gould: The Mind of a Canadian Virtuoso" is a look at, agreed to by many pianist critics, the most influential Canadian piano player in history and the power he held over crowds during his performances and the quirky and eccentric behavior that followed him off the stage.
In particular, the alternative discourse of the virtuoso emerged alongside, historically, the modest witness, and was its cultural and ideological antithesis, though some seventeenth-century skeptics suspected that the modest witness might actually devolve into a virtuoso.
We use the term virtuoso when referring to musicians, dancers, and other artists and performers.
With his roots deep in virtuoso jazz piano--he trained with Mingus pianist Jaki Byard--Kurstin is a man who both understands the deeper nuances and sees the beauty of sweet simplicity.
It features the same ingredients of virtuoso guitar licks, Latin-flavored rhythms, easygoing pop tunes, and sweet fraternal harmony vocals, with the addition of occasional horns and a squeeze box.
Composer Rob Kapilow has teamed up with tap virtuoso Ayodele Casel to create Tap Dance Concerto, another of his interactive programs to make classical music accessible to audiences of all ages.