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virtuosa

[ vur-choo-oh-suh ]
/ ˌvɜr tʃuˈoʊ sə /
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noun

a female virtuoso; a woman with exceptional talent or skill, especially in music.

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Origin of virtuosa

First recorded in 1670–80; from Italian virtuosa, feminine of virtuoso; see origin at virtuoso, virtuous
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Example sentences from the Web for virtuosa

  • In her dual rle of wife and virtuosa she was the first to secure proper recognition for her husband's genius.

  • You would be very pleased with his playing; yet Clara is a greater virtuosa than even he.

  • Mademoiselle Lamande is, without question, the virtuosa the most spirituelle, the most troublante of our epoch.'

    To Tell You the Truth|Leonard Merrick
  • He had enjoyed lessons from Teresa Carreño, but the beautiful Venezuelan was not then the virtuosa of to-day.

    Unicorns|James Huneker
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