Definition of bravura in English:


Syllabification: bra·vu·ra
Pronunciation: /brəˈv(y)o͞orə


  • 1Great technical skill and brilliance shown in a performance or activity: the recital ended with a blazing display of bravura [as modifier]: a bravura performance
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    • The album's final song, then, is also its centerpiece, summarizing its narrative and musical arcs in one bravura performance.
    • It's another bravura performance by the master of the police procedural.
    • Indeed, his work has actually been criticised for placing too great an emphasis on bravura technical skills at the expense of these other properties.
    virtuoso, masterly, outstanding, excellent, superb, brilliant, dazzling, first-class, expert
    informal top-notch, mean, ace, A1
  • 1.1The display of great daring: the show of bravura hid a guilty timidity


mid 18th century: from Italian, from bravo 'bold'.

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