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



BrE BrE//ˌvɜːtʃuˈəʊsəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvɜːrtʃuˈoʊsoʊ//
; BrE BrE//ˌvɜːtʃuˈəʊzəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvɜːrtʃuˈoʊzoʊ//
Describing music
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[only before noun] showing extremely great skill a virtuoso performance a virtuoso pianist See related entries: Describing music Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Italian, literally ‘learned, skilful’, from late Latin virtuosus, from virtus ‘virtue’.Extra examples Gerrard treated us to a virtuoso performance against Chelsea this afternoon. They gave a virtuoso display of Spanish dancing. a virtuoso pianist/​player
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