Definition of virtuoso
1 : one who excels in the technique of an art Hailed far and wide as a virtuoso, perhaps the greatest glass artist of the 20th century …— Jon Krakauer especially : a highly skilled musical performer a piano/violin virtuoso a jazz virtuoso But the heart of the program was Beethoven, the Quartet in E Minor, Opus 59, No. 2, "Razoumovsky." This is where the modern string quartet begins, quartets that became the property of virtuosos instead of amateurs … — Ken Keaton
2 : a person who has exceptional skill, expertise, or talent at some endeavor … instances in which young computer virtuosos occasionally cross the legal boundaries of remote computer systems.— Scott Mace Although hockey has been more team-oriented than any other major sport, through the years there have been virtuosos who packed the houses.— Stan Fischler
3 : a person interested in the pursuit of knowledge in some specialized field and especially in the arts and sciences [Samuel] Pepys was a characteristic product of his day, a virtuoso, a man sympathetic to every new trend in science and scholarship.— William Matthews
4 : a person interested in or having a taste for the fine arts In the eighteenth century, rich "virtuosos" like Richard Payne Knight and his friend Charles Townley assembled vast collections of everything from Roman sculpture to skewered beetles …— Walter Kendrick
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