The seemingly effortless skill or style employed by a virtuoso, or master. Also see craftsmanship, inspiration, masterpiece, talent, and technique.

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  • Virtuosity — Vir tu*os i*ty, n. 1. The quality or state of being a virtuoso; in a bad sense, the character of one in whom mere artistic feeling or [ae]sthetic cultivation takes the place of religious character; sentimentalism. [1913 Webster] This famous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • virtuosity — index performance (workmanship), prowess (ability), specialty (special aptitude) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • virtuosity — (n.) late 15c., manly qualities, from M.L. virtuositas, from L.L. virtuosus (see VIRTUOSO (Cf. virtuoso)). As skill or abilities of a virtuoso, 1670s, from VIRTUOSO (Cf. virtuoso) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • virtuosity — [vʉr΄cho͞o äs′ə tē] n. pl. virtuosities [< VIRTUOSO + ITY] great technical skill in some fine art, esp. in the performance of music …   English World dictionary

  • Virtuosity — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Virtuosity Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Virtuosity — For a person who is virtuous, see virtue .Infobox Film name=Virtuosity caption = The movie poster for Virtuosity . imdb id=0114857 writer=Eric Bernt starring=Denzel Washington Russell Crowe director=Brett Leonard music=Peter Gabriel | distributor …   Wikipedia

  • virtuosity — [[t]vɜ͟ː(r)tʃuɒ̱sɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft with poss The virtuosity of someone such as an artist or sports player is their great skill. At that time, his virtuosity on the trumpet had no parallel in jazz …   English dictionary

  • virtuosity — vir|tu|os|i|ty [ ,vɜrtʃu asəti ] noun uncount a high level of skill, especially in playing music: a dazzling display of virtuosity …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • virtuosity — virtuosità ит. [виртуозита/] Virtuosität нем. [виртуо/зитэт] virtuosité фр. [виртюозитэ/] virtuosity англ. [вэтьюо/зити] виртуозность, мастерство …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • virtuosity — noun (U) formal a very high degree of skill in performing: the violinist s incredible virtuosity …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • virtuosity — noun the architect s virtuosity Syn: skill, skillfulness, mastery, expertise, prowess, proficiency, ability, aptitude; excellence, brilliance, talent, genius, artistry, flair, panache, finesse, wizardry; informal know how, chops …   Thesaurus of popular words

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