Definitions for virtuvərˈtu, ˈvɜr tu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vir•tuvərˈtu, ˈvɜr tu(n.)

or ver•tu

  1. excellence or merit in objects of art, curios, and the like.

    Category: Fine Arts

  2. (used with a pl. v.) such objects or articles collectively.

    Category: Fine Arts

  3. a taste for such objects.

    Category: Fine Arts

Origin of virtu:

1715–25; < It virtù, vertùvirtue

Princeton's WordNet

  1. virtu, vertu, connoisseurship(noun)

    love of or taste for fine objects of art

  2. virtu, vertu(noun)

    artistic quality

  3. virtu(noun)

    objet d'art collectively (especially fine antiques)


  1. virtu(Noun)

    Knowledge of the fine arts

  2. virtu(Noun)

    objets d'art collectively

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virtu(noun)

    a love of the fine arts; a taste for curiosities

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