Music. a florid passage or piece requiring great skill and spirit in the performer.
a display of daring; brilliant performance.
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How to use bravura in a sentence
It only takes a few more questions for what started as a normal press conference to descend into chaos—a perfect tableau of Our Polarized Media, and a bravura demonstration of Greene’s talent for confrontation.
Maybe all those make-believe rivals on the other end of Drakeo’s bravura taunts were the ones who were supposed to be feeling butterflies.Drakeo the Ruler wanted us to listen close. His death brings a disorienting silence. | Chris Richards | December 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Moreno plays the role with tender bravura, as if she knows the value of a second chance.Steven Spielberg’s Extraordinary West Side Story Is an Exuberant Modern Fairytale | Stephanie Zacharek | December 2, 2021 | Time
That bravura piece of filmmaking, which broke the fourth wall and introduced a whole new layer of realism into a medium that was already wowing viewers with its uncanny verisimilitude, has been referenced frequently throughout the decades.The ‘Rust’ scene that Alec Baldwin was rehearsing strikes a familiar and played-out chord | Ann Hornaday | October 28, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s the perfect vehicle for bravura direction and editing, without ever losing the momentum of each ridiculous and joyous stunt.The Fast and Furious franchise ranked, from worst to best | Hau Chu | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
Moran does so with fearless honesty and bravura, but admits she was wary about oversharing when she wrote How to Be a Woman.
Even the films a little off the mainstream hype-track have an upbeat bravura, or unexpected hero-on-a-journey.
On the drama side, James Spader breaks into the Best Actor category for his bravura scenery chewing on The Blacklist.15 Golden Globe Snubs and Surprises: No Oprah, No Jon Hamm, and More | Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern | December 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He gives a bravura physical performance of the act of dying that can only have been born of extensive firsthand experience.Indonesian Killers Brought to Justice 50 Years Too Late in ‘The Act of Killing’ | Tom Sykes | July 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a perfectly played symphony of silhouette, color, and texture—a bravura performance, an aesthetic rarity.Milan Fall Fashion Week 2012: Raf Simons’s Last Collection at Jil Sander | Robin Givhan | February 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Frulein Fichtner is more in the bravura than in the sentimental line, and she has a certain breadth, grasp, and freshness.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
He sang bravura airs with a facility of vocalisation any prima donna might have envied.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
After the overture Signora Palazzesi sang "with a bell-like, magnificent voice, and great bravura."Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
The brilliant bravura in which you gave the last line, immensely exciting as it was, is not correct.Lord Kilgobbin | Charles Lever
I had taken refuge from the terrible bravura singing of the Major's strident prima donna in the back drawing-room.The Law and the Lady | Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for bravura
a display of boldness or daring
brilliance of execution
(as modifier): a bravura passage
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