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virtuosity

[vur-choo-os-i-tee] /ˌvɜr tʃuˈɒs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the character, ability, or skill of a virtuoso.
2.
a fondness for or interest in virtu.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; virtuos(o) + -ity
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Examples for virtuosity
  • Extra cherry stems available on request for demonstrations of lingual virtuosity.
  • But when properly managed the flow of uptime with a mediative mind is both a boost for creativity, problem solving and virtuosity.
  • Some birdsong experts who reviewed the research were impressed by the rodents' virtuosity.
  • There is a virtuosity and glitter to everything he touches.
  • Long describes the hardships of growing up hippie with whirlwind verbosity and occasional virtuosity.
  • They flaunted their verbal virtuosity with big words and starchy grammar.
  • Her stage presence was as unusual as her virtuosity.
  • But charisma is not virtuosity or intelligence or perceptive programming.
  • One is a muscular virtuosity that at moments distracts him from purely musical considerations.
  • But at this point the artist's technical virtuosity is more impressive than his esthetic achievement.
Word Origin and History for virtuosity
n.

late 15c., "manly qualities," from Medieval Latin virtuositas, from Late Latin virtuosus (see virtuoso). As "skill or abilities of a virtuoso," 1670s, from virtuoso + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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