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Word of the Day 08/03/18 Bravura

Bravura (noun, adjective)
bravura [bruh-vyoo r-uh, -voo r-uh; Italian brah-voo-rah]


noun, plural bra·vu·ras, Italian bra·vu·re [brah-voo-re] /brɑˈvu rɛ/.
1. Music. a florid passage or piece requiring great skill and spirit in the performer.
2. a display of daring; brilliant performance.

adjective
3. Music. spirited; florid; brilliant (applied chiefly to vocal but occasionally to instrumental compositions).

Can be confused
bravery, bravado

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Origin: 1780–90; < Italian: spirit, dash. See brave, -ure

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