Virtuoso
Virtuoso Vir`tu*o"so, n.; pl. {Virtuosos}; It. {Virtuosi}. [It. See {Virtuous}.] 1. One devoted to virtu; one skilled in the fine arts, in antiquities, and the like; a collector or ardent admirer of curiosities, etc. [1913 Webster]

Virtuoso the Italians call a man who loves the noble arts, and is a critic in them. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) A performer on some instrument, as the violin or the piano, who excels in the technical part of his art; a brilliant concert player. [1913 Webster]


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  • virtuoso — /virtu oso/ [dal lat. tardo virtuosus, der. di virtus ]. ■ agg. 1. a. [che dimostra onestà, rettitudine, ecc.: persona v. ; atti v. ] ▶◀ buono, (lett.) intemerato, irreprensibile, onesto, probo, retto. ◀▶ corrotto, disonesto, dissoluto,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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  • virtuoso — |ô| adj. 1. Que tem virtude, que é inspirado pela virtude. 2. Casto, honesto, caritativo. 3. Eficaz (remédio). 4.  [Antigo] Vigoroso; esforçado. 5.  [Música] Músico de grande talento. 6. Executante não profissional, mas de grande mérito. • Plural …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • virtuoso — *expert, adept, artist, artiste, wizard …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • virtuoso — meaning ‘a person highly skilled in musical technique’, has the plural form virtuosi, pronounced si or zi …   Modern English usage

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