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virtuoso
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Definition someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • She is a violin virtuoso.
virtuoso = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • She is a newly discovered piano virtuoso.
  • virtuoso = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • a three-point shooting virtuoso
  • a biography of the composer, piano virtuoso and child prodigy Franz Liszt.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • virtuoso = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • They even forgot his insignificant appearance in the virtuosity with which he...
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • virtuosity = spectacular skill
  • ...they haven't devised such virtuoso methods of mass slaughter.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • virtuoso = of someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • so with his virtuoso ease Odysseus strung his mighty bow.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • virtuoso = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • Candide ... commended the virtuoso on his good taste.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • virtuoso = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • all those tangled strands which required the dexterity of a virtuoso to keep flowing
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • virtuoso = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • with the feelings of a virtuoso — one of the first violins who has played his part in an orchestra with precision
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • virtuoso = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • twice Captain Frankel had demonstrated his virtuosity at la savate.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • virtuosity = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • Juilliard was for virtuoso musicians, and it seemed arrogant to even think that they'd give me a second glance.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • virtuoso = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • Few Italians have the true virtuoso spirit.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • virtuoso = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • Virtuosity in Talmud was the achievement most sought after by every student of a yeshiva, for it was the automatic guarantee of a reputation for brilliance.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • virtuosity = spectacular skill
  • I would have thought that he was too drunk to recite a limerick but he sounded off endlessly, in perfect scansion with complex inner rhymes and rippling alliterations, an astounding feat of virtuosity in rhetoric.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • virtuosity = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • ...the orchestra's first energetic notes, which made her jump in her seat; the romance and tragedy of the story; the virtuoso performances and the songs, some of which were so beautiful that they'd brought tears to her eyes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • virtuoso = spectacularly skillful
  • For that matter, it is not all that different from the way the world of classical music picks its future virtuosos, or the way the world of ballet picks its future ballerinas, or the way our elite educational system picks its future scientists and intellectuals.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • virtuosos = people who are spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • He inherited a traditional art comparable in range and refinement to the art of the musical virtuoso in our day,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • virtuoso = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
  • Poker, hearts, gin rummy ... No matter the game, an undeniable truth was revealed: David and Cooper were virtuoso players and Max was not.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • He must be neither a dilettante nor a virtuoso: but he must be artistic.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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