Definition of virtuosity
1 : great technical skill (as in the practice of a fine art)
2 : a taste for or interest in virtu
Examples of virtuosity in a Sentence
Her virtuosity on the piano is amazing.
Recent Examples of virtuosity from the Web
The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: Strangers on a Train is an admirable demonstration of Alfred Hitchcock's virtuosity in the area of suspense dramas.
But in dealing with such weighty and dark themes, the book suffers from an inconsistency in tone—jarring transitions, from virtuosity and snark to heavy handedness and moralizing, make Roy sound unconvincing as a narrator.
In Ayón’s hands, the process became one of staggering virtuosity.
His buoyant eclecticism and forward-looking pop virtuosity is about as American as anything can be.
Salgán, the most exquisite composer of all, is the king of virtuosity, syncopation and counterpoint.
Its simplicity also allowed for some extended virtuosity, which the band rarely lacked.
These musicians blow me away with their virtuosity in performances that are often free.
But Boston avant-pop-prog sextet Bent Knee take the disjointed vibe and music-school virtuosity and drive it to crazy, head-scratching places.
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Did You Know?
Virtuosity is used particularly to describe musicians, but also often for writers, actors, dancers, and athletes. A virtuoso is a highly skilled performer, and a virtuoso performance is one that astonishes the audience by its feats. In ancient Greece the cities would hold male competitions in acrobatics, conjuring, public reciting, blowing the trumpet, and acting out scenes from Homer's epics, the winners of which would have been praised as virtuous, or "full of manly virtues".
First Known Use of virtuosity
VIRTUOSITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of virtuosity for English Language Learners
: great ability or skill shown by a musician, performer, etc.
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