Definition of bravura
1 music : a musical passage requiring exceptional agility and technical skill in execution
2 : a florid brilliant style
3 : a show of daring or brilliance
Recent Examples of bravura from the Web
Cameron’s technological advances and universe-building bravura forced Besson to try harder, which can only be a good thing since Valerian—
The fictional series tells that grim story with a bravura energy that recalls films by Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee.
His bravura is balanced nicely by the drier humor of Michael J. Smith as Sitting Bull.
Rogers had a bravura season in 2017, winning NCAA championships in the 800 indoors and outdoors.
Touching, thought-provoking, with a bravura multi-role performance by James Lecesne.
The second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was a bravura piece of television.
A dancer as stylish as the Lar Lubovitch alumnus Barton Cowperthwaite, as Paris, can expect real bravura opportunities.
Yes, plenty of trumpeters play with more bravura, but ostentation never has figured into Lewis' art.
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Examples of bravura in a Sentence
a truly bravura performance of the ballet that brought the crowd to its feet
BRAVURA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bravura for English Language Learners
: great skill and energy in doing something (such as performing on a stage)
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