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bravura

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noun bra·vu·ra \ brə-ˈvyu̇r-ə , brä- , -ˈvu̇r- \

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

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Origin and Etymology of bravura

Italian, literally, bravery, from bravare to show off — more at bravado


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bravura

adjective

Definition of bravura

1 :marked by a dazzling display of skill
  • a bravura performance
2 :ornate, showy
  • bravura prose

Examples of bravura in a Sentence

  1. a truly bravura performance of the ballet that brought the crowd to its feet

Origin and Etymology of bravura

adjective derivative of 1bravura


BRAVURA Defined for English Language Learners

bravura

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Definition of bravura for English Language Learners

  • : great skill and energy in doing something (such as performing on a stage)


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