Virtuoso definition

vûrcho͝o-ōsō, -zō
A musician with masterly ability, technique, or personal style.
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A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.
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(obsolete) A very learned person.
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Exhibiting the ability, technique, or personal style of a virtuoso.

A virtuoso performance.

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(archaic) A person with a strong interest in the fine arts, especially in antiquities.
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A person (especially a musician) with masterly ability, technique, or personal style.
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The definition of a virtuoso is a person who is highly skilled at something such as an artistic or creative pursuit.

A world-class violinist is an example of a virtuoso.

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A person displaying great technical skill in some fine art, esp. in the performance of music.
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(obs.) A person learned in the arts or sciences; scholar.
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A person who has a general or broad interest in the arts and sciences.
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A collector or connoisseur of art objects or curios.
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Exhibiting the ability of a virtuoso.
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Of or like that of a virtuoso.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
virtuoso
Plural:
virtuosi, virtuosos

Origin of virtuoso

  • Italian skilled, of great worth, virtuoso from Late Latin virtuōsus virtuous from Latin virtūs excellence virtue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian, from Late Latin virtuosus, "virtuous", from Latin virtus, "excellence".

    From Wiktionary