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Word of the Day 06/18/19 Virtuoso

Virtuoso (noun, adjective)
virtuoso [ vur-choo-oh-soh ]


noun, plural vir·tu·o·sos, vir·tu·o·si [vur-choo-oh-see] /ˌvɜr tʃuˈoʊ si/.
1. a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.
2. a person who excels in musical technique or execution.
3. a person who has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence, as a connoisseur or collector of objects of art, antiques, etc.
4. Obsolete. a person who has special interest or knowledge in the arts and sciences; scientist; scholar.

adjective
5. Also vir·tu·os·ic [vur-choo-os-ik] /ˌvɜr tʃuˈɒs ɪk/. of, relating to, or characteristic of a virtuoso: a virtuoso performance.

RELATED WORDS
musician, magician, prodigy, pro, authority, brain, champ, sharp, pundit, wizard, genius, star, champion, adept, professional, natural, ace, artist, crackerjack, celebrity

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Origin: 1610–20; < Italian: versed, skilled < Late Latin virtuosus virtuous

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