noun, plural bra·vu·ras, Italian bra·vu·re [brah-voo-re]. /brɑˈvu rɛ/.
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Example sentences from the Web for bravura
Everyone who attends the finals, around 2,000 people in a typical year, turns out to hear bravura performances honed over months at regional meets.‘I’m Going to Say It From the Heart.’ America’s Reckoning on Race Has Come to High School Speech and Debate|Brian Seto McGrath|December 25, 2020|Time
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|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
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
- brilliance of execution
- (as modifier)a bravura passage