[ bruh-vyoor-uh, -voor-uh; Italian brah-voo-rah ]
/ brəˈvyʊər ə, -ˈvʊər ə; Italian brɑˈvu rɑ /
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noun, plural bra·vu·ras, Italian bra·vu·re [brah-voo-re]. /brɑˈvu rɛ/.
Music. a florid passage or piece requiring great skill and spirit in the performer.
a display of daring; brilliant performance.
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Origin of bravura
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British Dictionary definitions for bravura
/ (brəˈvjʊərə, -ˈvʊərə) /
a display of boldness or daring
- brilliance of execution
- (as modifier)a bravura passage
Word Origin for bravura
C18: from Italian: spirit, courage, from bravare to show off, see bravado
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