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vir•tu•o•so



Pronunciation: (vûr"chOO-ō'sō), [key]
n., pl. -sos, -siPronunciation: (-sē), [key]
adj.


n.
1. a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.
2. a person who excels in musical technique or execution.
3. a person who has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence, as a connoisseur or collector of objects of art, antiques, etc.
4. Obs.a person who has special interest or knowledge in the arts and sciences; scientist; scholar.

adj.
Also,vir•tu•os•icPronunciation: (vûr"chOO-os'ik). [key]of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a virtuoso: a virtuoso performance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

virtuosityvirtuous
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