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virtuoso

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noun vir·tu·o·so \-ˈō-(ˌ)sō, -(ˌ)zō\

Simple Definition of virtuoso

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

Full Definition of virtuoso

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

  1. 1 :  an experimenter or investigator especially in the arts and sciences :  savant

  2. 2 :  one skilled in or having a taste for the fine arts

  3. 3 :  one who excels in the technique of an art; especially :  a highly skilled musical performer (as on the violin)

  4. 4 :  a person who has great skill at some endeavor <a computer virtuoso>

vir·tu·o·sic play \-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


VIRTUOSO Defined for Kids

virtuoso

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noun vir·tu·o·so \ˌvər-chə-ˈwō-sō, -zō\

Definition of virtuoso

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

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





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