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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Definitions for virtuoso

  1. a person skilled in the techniques of an art, esp. playing a musical instrument; by extension, a person with a cultivated appreciation of artistry
  2. showing mastery in artistic skills

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Citations for virtuoso
They applauded the virtuoso's performance. ,
Her virtuoso singing landed her a free graduate education at Yale. ,
Origin of virtuoso
c. 1651, from Italian virtuoso, from Late Latin virtuosus. The meaning "person with great skill" (as in music) is first attested 1743.