[ vur-choo-oh-soh ]
/ 藢v蓽r t蕛u藞o蕣 so蕣 /
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noun, plural vir路tu路o路sos, vir路tu路o路si [vur-choo-oh-see]. /藢v蓽r t蕛u藞o蕣 si/.
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路tu路os路ic [vur-choo-os-ik]. /藢v蓽r t蕛u藞蓲s 瑟k/. of, relating to, or characteristic of a virtuoso: a virtuoso performance.
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Origin of virtuoso

1610鈥20; <Italian: versed, skilled <Late Latin virtuosusvirtuous
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British Dictionary definitions for virtuoso

/ (藢v蓽藧tj蕣藞蓹蕣z蓹蕣, -s蓹蕣) /

noun plural -sos or -si (-si藧)
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

Derived forms of virtuoso

virtuosic (藢v蓽藧tj蕣藞蓲s瑟k), adjectivevirtuosity, noun

Word Origin for virtuoso

C17: from Italian: skilled, from Late Latin virtu艒sus good, virtuous; see virtue
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