virtu

noun
vir·​tu | \ ˌvər-ˈtü How to pronounce virtu (audio) , ˌvir- \
variants: or \ ˌvər-​ How to pronounce virtu (audio) , ˌver-​ \

Definition of virtu

1 : a love of or taste for curios or objets d'art
2 : productions of art especially of a curious or antique nature : objets d'art

First Known Use of virtu

1722, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for virtu

Italian virtù, literally, virtue, from Latin virtut-, virtus

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“Virtu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virtu. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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