Definition of Bravura

1. Noun. Brilliant and showy technical skill. "The music ends with a display of bravura"

Generic synonyms: Virtuosity



Definition of Bravura

1. n. A florid, brilliant style of music, written for effect, to show the range and flexibility of a singer's voice, or the technical force and skill of a performer; virtuoso music.

Definition of Bravura

1. Noun. (music) a highly technical or difficult piece, usually written for effect ¹

2. Noun. a display of daring ¹

3. Adjective. overly showy; ostentatious ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bravura

1. fine musical technique [n -RAS or -RE]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bravura

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bravers
bravery
braves
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bravi
braving
bravingly
bravings
bravissimo
bravo
bravoed
bravoes
bravoing
bravos
bravura (current term)
bravuras
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braw
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brawler
brawlers
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brawlier
brawliest
brawling
brawlingly

Literary usage of Bravura

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1. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1880)
"Beethoven therefore can never be said to have written bravura pieces, though many of his pieces require the greatest bkill and are extremely brilliant. ..."

2. Bon-mots of Sydney Smith and R. Brinsley Sheridan by Sydney Smith, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Walter Jerrold (1893)
"“I have long entertained the idea of converting Romeo and Juliet into a comic opera; despatching the fiery Tybalt with the bravura ‘The soldier tired'; ..."

3. Stokes' Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians: Covering the Entire Period of by Leander Jan De Bekker (1908)
"Venice, 1795, until her retirement, sop. in opera and concert, 1836 to and a facility in bravura singing un- Castellan. (Jeanne Anaïs) sang 1828; ..."

4. The Wassail-bowl by Albert Smith (1843)
"At last, the lady began a bravura, upon such a high note, and so powerful, that some impudent fellows in the square, who were passing at the time, sang out, ..."

5. The Early Life, Campaigns, and Public Services of Robert E. Lee: With a by Edward Alfred Pollard (1871)
"A remarkable conversation in his hotel.—His rhetorical bravura.— Short-sighted vanity of the South.—Gen. Wise's campaign in Western Virginia. ..."

6. Manual of the Fine Arts, Critical and Historical: With an Introduction by D by Daniel Huntington (1879)
"Aria di bravura. portamento derives its name from the term which expresses tha ... The aria di bravura, or aria d'agilità, is that which is composed ..."

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