V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, adjective

Definition: (n.) a person who is very skilled at something, especially within the arts; (adj.) relating to or said of a virtuoso

Synonyms: (n.) genius, maestro, master, prodigy, whiz, talent, star, (adj.) remarkable, oustanding, superior

Antonyms: (n.) amateur, second-stringer, (adj.) average, common, unremarkable

Tips: Virtuoso is an Italian word, meaning "skilled." From Late Latin virtuosus, "good." The word "virtuous" shares a similar origin. Someone who is a virtuoso is highly talented in his or her chosen field. The word is commonly used in the context of the arts.

Usage Examples:

People came from miles around to hear the young guitar virtuoso play his music. (genius, talent) noun

It was a virtuoso ballet performance, for which the ballerina received a standing ovation. (remarkable, outstanding) adjective

Because he practiced the magic trick for months, Bob had the technique of a virtuoso. (talent, master) noun

The young concert pianist is considered a virtuoso, and his talent is acclaimed throughout the world. (genius, prodigy, star) noun

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