V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
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.
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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