virtuosity

[vur-choo-os-i-tee]
noun
1.
the character, ability, or skill of a virtuoso.
2.
a fondness for or interest in virtu.

Origin:
1665–75; virtuos(o) + -ity

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To virtuosity
Collins
World English Dictionary
virtuoso (ˌvɜːtjʊˈəʊzəʊ, -səʊ)
 
n , pl -sos, -si
1.  a consummate master of musical technique and artistry
2.  a person who has a masterly or dazzling skill or technique in any field of activity
3.  a connoisseur, dilettante, or collector of art objects
4.  obsolete a scholar or savant
5.  (modifier) showing masterly skill or brilliance: a virtuoso performance
 
[C17: from Italian: skilled, from Late Latin virtuōsus good, virtuous; see virtue]
 
virtuosic
 
adj
 
virtu'osity
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature