Definition of sprezzatura in English:


Syllabification: sprez·za·tu·ra
Pronunciation: /ˌspretsəˈt(y)o͝orə


  • Studied carelessness, especially as a characteristic quality or style of art or literature.
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    • In other words, either artist could have - and, indeed, must have - painted these passages of sprezzatura for the altarpiece to be legible from a distance.
    • If such reading is sometimes put to the service of sprezzatura, let us hope that room remains for it in the enterprise of literary studies.
    • Instead there is a peculiarly Irish sprezzatura.



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