noun, plural bra·vu·ras, Italian bra·vu·re [brah-voo-re] /brɑˈvu rɛ/.
Origin of bravura
Examples from the Web for bravura
Moran does so with fearless honesty and bravura, but admits she was wary about oversharing when she wrote How to Be a Woman.
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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
This was vintage, bravura Blair: After six hours of questioning he remained defiant, unabashed, and proud.
His characterization is strong, his style is redolent of bravura and his general atmosphere is fortissimo.
Peter heard her voice in one bravura after another; and for a short time he sat still listening and wondering.Was It Right to Forgive?|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The great vice of the present day is bravura—an attempt to do something beyond the truth.Robert Orange|John Oliver Hobbes
A bravura and finale of light, graceful melody close the opera.The Standard Light Operas|George Upton
At least, in Rossinis Stabat Mater, there are no bravura airs.The Life of Rossini|Henry Sutherland Edwards
- brilliance of execution
- (as modifier)a bravura passage
Word Origin for bravura
1788, "piece of music requiring great skill," from Italian bravura "bravery, spirit" (see brave (adj.)). Sense of "display of brilliancy, dash" is from 1813.