Definition of virtuoso noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌvɜːtʃuˈəʊsəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvɜːrtʃuˈoʊsoʊ//
; BrE BrE//ˌvɜːtʃuˈəʊzəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvɜːrtʃuˈoʊzoʊ//
People in the music world
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(pl. virtuosos, virtuosi
BrE BrE//ˌvɜːtʃuˈəʊsiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvɜːrtʃuˈoʊsiː//
; BrE BrE//ˌvɜːtʃuˈəʊziː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvɜːrtʃuˈoʊziː//
a person who is extremely skilful at doing something, especially playing a musical instrument a piano virtuoso See related entries: People in the music world
Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Italian, literally ‘learned, skilful’, from late Latin virtuosus, from virtus ‘virtue’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: virtuoso

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