noun, plural vir·tu·o·sos, vir·tu·o·si [vur-choo-oh-see] /ˌvɜr tʃuˈoʊ si/.
Origin of virtuoso
Related Words for virtuosimusician, magician, prodigy, pro, authority, brain, champ, sharp, pundit, wizard, genius, star, champion, adept, professional, natural, ace, artist, crackerjack, celebrity
Examples from the Web for virtuosi
Historical Examples of virtuosi
We had our virtuosi of the highest rank, our rich and noble authors in abundance.The English Spy
I would not barter memories of their music-making for a wilderness of virtuosi.Unicorns
I knew that for virtuosi there were temptations and dangers that they were not all capable of overcoming.
The greatest names among these virtuosi have in fact a Jewish sound.
I, who was never stirred or pleased by the playing of virtuosi!The Dangerous Age
noun plural -sos or -si (-siː)
Word Origin for virtuoso
1610s, "scholar, connoisseur," from Italian virtuoso (plural virtuosi), noun use of adjective meaning "skilled, learned, of exceptional worth," from Late Latin virtuosus (see virtuous). Meaning "person with great skill" (as in music) is first attested 1743.