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Friday, May 19, 2000

Definitions for bravura

  1. A florid, brilliant style of music that emphasizes the technical force and skill of a performer; virtuoso music.
  2. A showy or brilliant display.

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Citations for bravura
But it was not just the bravura of his self-expression that gave him such a hold on his contemporaries. Peter Ackroyd, New York Times
The straightforward narrative account is set down with old-fashioned punctilio in prose of classic distinction, singularly free of bravura, and marked by the hard clarity of outline that is one of Waugh's several manners. Charles A. Brady, New York Times
Origin of bravura
1780-1790
Bravura comes from the Italian, from bravo, "brave, excellent."