- a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.
- a person who excels in musical technique or execution.
- a person who has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence, as a connoisseur or collector of objects of art, antiques, etc.
- Obsolete. a person who has special interest or knowledge in the arts and sciences; scientist; scholar.
- Also vir·tu·os·ic [vur-choo-os-ik] /ˌvɜr tʃuˈɒs ɪk/. of, relating to, or characteristic of a virtuoso: a virtuoso performance.
Origin of virtuoso
Related Words for virtuosicsuperlative, gifted, polished, talented, skilled, superb, accomplished, perfect, practiced, complete, finished, trained, utter, total, perfected, able, absolute, conspicuous, downright, faultless
Examples from the Web for virtuosic
Contemporary Examples of virtuosic
This book is a virtuosic performance in original and tricksterish storytelling.This Weeks Hot Reads: November 3, 2014
November 3, 2014
The quilts in the QSOS Obama project range from serious to humorous in theme and from competent to virtuosic in execution.Quilts for Obama
May 16, 2009
Historical Examples of virtuosic
The general airiness of the style is a particularly-noticeable feature of this piece of Chopin's virtuosic period.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician
- a consummate master of musical technique and artistry
- a person who has a masterly or dazzling skill or technique in any field of activity
- a connoisseur, dilettante, or collector of art objects
- obsolete a scholar or savant
- (modifier) showing masterly skill or brilliancea virtuoso performance
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.