noun vir·tu·o·so \-ˈō-(ˌ)sō, -(ˌ)zō\

: a person who does something in a very skillful way; especially : a very skillful musician

plural vir·tu·o·sos or vir·tu·o·si\-(ˌ)sē, -(ˌ)zē\

Full Definition of VIRTUOSO

:  an experimenter or investigator especially in the arts and sciences :  savant
:  one skilled in or having a taste for the fine arts
:  one who excels in the technique of an art; especially :  a highly skilled musical performer (as on the violin)
:  a person who has great skill at some endeavor <a computer virtuoso>
vir·tu·o·sic \-ˈō-sik, -zik\ adjective
virtuoso adjective

Examples of VIRTUOSO

  1. He's a real virtuoso in the kitchen.

Origin of VIRTUOSO

Italian, from virtuoso, adjective, virtuous, skilled, from Late Latin virtuosus virtuous, from Latin virtus
First Known Use: 1651

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue
VIRTUOSIC Defined for Kids


noun vir·tu·o·so \ˌvər-chə-ˈwō-sō, -zō\
plural vir·tu·o·sos or vir·tu·o·si \-sē, -zē\

Definition of VIRTUOSO for Kids

:  a person who is an outstanding performer especially in music <a piano virtuoso>


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