[ ver-too, vur-too ]

  1. a variant of virtu.

Words Nearby vertu Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use vertu in a sentence

  • Voltaire describes his hero “qui tient sous la clef, la vertu de sa femme.”

    The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
  • La virginit n'est pas une vertu, c'est un tat; c'est une sous-division des couleurs.

    Instigations | Ezra Pound
  • Wherfore I maye iustelye conclude, that true felicity doth consist in wisdome and vertu.

    The Path-Way to Knowledg | Robert Record
  • Item, Esperaunce is a noble vertu, be the quhilk Knychtis traistis to haue the victory in battail and in feicht.

  • It was one of those little pet objects of vertu, to which a bachelor sometimes treats himself in lieu of domestic luxuries.

    My Wife and I | Harriet Beecher Stowe

British Dictionary definitions for vertu


/ (vɜːˈtuː) /

  1. a variant spelling of virtu

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