sprezzatura

Italian noun
sprez·​za·​tu·​ra | \ sprāt-tsä-ˈtü-rä How to pronounce sprezzatura (audio) \

Definition of sprezzatura

: studied nonchalance : graceful conduct or performance without apparent effort

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