virtuosity

noun vir·tu·os·i·ty \ ˌvər-chü-ˈä-sə-tē \

Definition of virtuosity

plural virtuosities
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

  1. Her virtuosity on the piano is amazing.

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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

1673

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VIRTUOSITY Defined for English Language Learners

virtuosity

noun

Definition of virtuosity for English Language Learners

  • : great ability or skill shown by a musician, performer, etc.



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