bravura

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1bra·vu·ra

noun \brə-ˈvyr-ə, brä-, -ˈvr-\

: great skill and energy in doing something (such as performing on a stage)

Full Definition of BRAVURA

1
:  a musical passage requiring exceptional agility and technical skill in execution
2
:  a florid brilliant style
3
:  a show of daring or brilliance

Origin of BRAVURA

Italian, literally, bravery, from bravare to show off — more at bravado
First Known Use: 1757

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with BRAVURA

2bravura

adjective

Definition of BRAVURA

1
:  marked by a dazzling display of skill <a bravura performance>
2
:  ornate, showy

Examples of BRAVURA

  1. <a truly bravura performance of the ballet that brought the crowd to its feet>

First Known Use of BRAVURA

1920

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