virtuosity

[ vur-choo-os-i-tee ]
/ ˌvɜr tʃuˈɒs ɪ ti /

noun

the character, ability, or skill of a virtuoso.
a fondness for or interest in virtu.

Nearby words

  1. virtually,
  2. virtue,
  3. virtue signaling,
  4. virtues,
  5. virtuosa,
  6. virtuoso,
  7. virtuous,
  8. virtuous circle,
  9. virtuously,
  10. virtute et armis

Origin of virtuosity

First recorded in 1665–75; virtuos(o) + -ity

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Word Origin and History for virtuosity

virtuosity

n.

late 15c., "manly qualities," from Medieval Latin virtuositas, from Late Latin virtuosus (see virtuoso). As "skill or abilities of a virtuoso," 1670s, from virtuoso + -ity.

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