Definitions for virtuosoˌvɜr tʃuˈoʊ soʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vir•tu•o•soˌvɜr tʃuˈoʊ soʊ(n.; adj.)(pl.)-sos, -si

  1. (n.)a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.

  2. a person who excels in musical technique or execution.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. a person who has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence.

    Category: Fine Arts

  4. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a virtuoso:

    a virtuoso performance.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of virtuoso:

1610–20; < It: versed, skilled < LL virtuosusvirtuous

vir`tu•os′ic-ˈɒs ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiz(noun)

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  2. virtuoso(adj)

    a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

  3. consummate, masterful, masterly, virtuoso(a)(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. virtuoso(Noun)

    A person (especially a musician) with masterly ability, technique, or personal style

  2. virtuoso(Adjective)

    Exhibiting the ability of a virtuoso

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virtuoso(noun)

    one devoted to virtu; one skilled in the fine arts, in antiquities, and the like; a collector or ardent admirer of curiosities, etc

  2. Virtuoso(noun)

    a performer on some instrument, as the violin or the piano, who excels in the technical part of his art; a brilliant concert player

Freebase

  1. Virtuoso

    A virtuoso is an individual who possesses outstanding technical ability in the fine arts, at singing or playing a musical instrument. The plural form is either virtuosi or the Anglicisation, virtuosos, and the feminine form sometimes used is virtuosa. Virtuosi are often musical composers as well. During the age of Baroque music many composers were also virtuosi on their respective instruments.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

virtuoso(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.

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