Definition of sprezzatura in English:

sprezzatura

Line breaks: sprez¦za|tura
Pronunciation: /ˌsprɛtsəˈt(j)ʊərə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Studied carelessness, especially as a characteristic quality or style of art or literature: Rubens' famous sprezzatura it takes enviable sprezzatura and self-confidence to perform as a teacher of 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.

Origin

Italian.

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