virtuoso
noun (plural -sos or virtuosi) Etymology: Italian, from virtuoso, adjective, virtuous, skilled, from Late Latin virtuosus virtuous, from Latin virtus Date: 1651 1. an experimenter or investigator especially in the arts and sciences ; savant 2. one skilled in or having a taste for the fine arts 3. one who excels in the technique of an art; especially a highly skilled musical performer (as on the violin) 4. a person who has great skill at some endeavor <
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virtuosic adjectivevirtuoso adjective

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • virtuoso — (n.) 1610s, scholar, connoisseur, from It. virtuoso (pl. virtuosi), noun use of adjective meaning skilled, learned, of exceptional worth, from L.L. virtuosus (see VIRTUOUS (Cf. virtuous)). Meaning person with great skill (as in music) is first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • virtuoso — [vʉr΄cho͞oä′sik, vʉr΄cho͞oō′sikvʉr΄cho͞o ō′sō] n. pl. virtuosos or virtuosi [vʉr΄cho͞o ō′sē] [It, skilled, learned < LL virtuosus: see VIRTUOUS] 1. Obs. a) a person who has a general or broad interest in the arts and sciences; savant or… …   English World dictionary

  • virtuoso — index expert, specialist Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • virtuoso — virtuoso, sa adjetivo 1) incorruptible, puro, íntegro. 2) bueno, bondadoso, indulgente, benévolo, caritativo, misericordioso, afable …   Diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos

  • 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

  • virtuoso — [n] person who is an expert ace, adept, artist, artiste, authority, big league*, brain*, celebrity, champ*, champion, crackerjack*, dillettante, egghead, genius, hotshot*, hot stuff*, intelligent, magician, musician, natural*, no slouch*, old… …   New thesaurus

  • virtuoso — virtuoso, sa (Del lat. virtuōsus). 1. adj. Que se ejercita en la virtud u obra según ella. U. t. c. s.) 2. Se dice igualmente de las mismas acciones. 3. Dicho de una cosa: Que tiene la actividad y virtud natural que le corresponde. 4. Dicho de un …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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