Simple Definition of virtuosity
: great ability or skill shown by a musician, performer, etc.
Full Definition of virtuosityplural
1 : a taste for or interest in virtu
2 : great technical skill (as in the practice of a fine art)
Examples of virtuosity in a sentence
Her virtuosity on the piano is amazing.
Did You Know?
Virtuosity is used particularly to describe musicians, but also often for writers, actors, dancers, and athletes. A virtuoso is a highly skilled performer, and a virtuoso performance is one that astonishes the audience by its feats. In ancient Greece the cities would hold male competitions in acrobatics, conjuring, public reciting, blowing the trumpet, and acting out scenes from Homer's epics, the winners of which would have been praised as virtuous, or "full of manly virtues".
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