vir·​tu·​o·​sic | \ ˌvər-chü-ˈä-sik, -ˈō- How to pronounce virtuosic (audio) , -zik \

Definition of virtuosic

: being, relating to, or characteristic of a virtuoso virtuosic violin playing Generally speaking, the banjo and jazz parted ways many decades back, but virtuosic banjoist Bela Fleck is almost single-handedly lobbying for reconciliation.— Gina Arnold Yet it was from his craftsman father that he learned everything that there was to know about brick, and his use of that humble but infinitely versatile material was virtuosic.— Martin Filler

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virtuosically \ ˌvər-​chü-​ˈä-​si-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce virtuosic (audio) , -​ˈō-​ , -​zi-​ \ adverb
Later on, the voice became more assured, but it always remained no more than an impressive voice, expertly and virtuosically executing its assigned role. — Edward Rothstein … a wonderful character dancer from the '70s, when American Ballet Theatre treasured comics, grumps, and eccentrics who could also dance virtuosically. — Marcia B. Siegel

First Known Use of virtuosic

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for virtuosic

virtuoso + -ic entry 1

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“Virtuosic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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