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The latter worked well at the Homestead show even without the bravura closing note that Garfunkel, then 28, soared with on the original 1970 recording.
In a work that calls for considerable bravura, the pianist easily tackled blizzards of runs and bombastic octaves.
The Who, like its musical peers (Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Elton John), before them, had successfully weathered a vintage foggy night at the festival to deliver a bravura performance.
The violinist rewarded the cheering throng with an additional explosion of bravura fiddle playing in his encore, Niccolo Paganini’s Caprice No.
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.
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Examples of bravura in a Sentence
a truly bravura performance of the ballet that brought the crowd to its feet
Synonymsadroit, artful, skillful, deft, delicate, dexterous (also dextrous), expert, masterful, masterly, practiced (also practised), virtuoso, workmanlike
Antonymsamateur, amateurish, artless, rude, unprofessional, unskillful
Related Wordsfacile, smooth; artistic, creative, fancy, ingenious, neat; adept, clever, cunning; able, adequate, capable, competent
Near Antonymsawkward, clumsy, crude, klutzy; ineffective, ineffectual; incompetent, inept
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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