Mozart

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Mozart (plural Mozarts)

  1. By analogy with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a musical virtuoso.
    • Sir William Mitchell, The Place of Minds in the World (1933) p. 142:
      One child is a Mozart with a flying start, while another foots it, and makes little way; but the course is the same, being set by the object.
    • Joseph Lane Hancock, Nature Sketches in Temperate America: A Series of Sketches and Popular Account of Insects, Birds,... (1911) p. 103:
      He is a Mozart in the insect world, sending out his strain upon the evening air.
    • Henry Ward Beecher, Plymouth Pulpit: Sermons Preached in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn (1875) p. 446:
      [W]e can understand how a father who is a good musician may have a son who is a Mozart—a genius in music...
  2. By extension, a virtuoso in any field.
    • Ryan A Nerz, Eat This Book: a year of gorging and glory on the competitive eating circuit (2006) p. 67:
      There is a Mozart of competitive eating who is yet to reveal himself.
    • Victor H. Mair, The Columbia History of Chinese Literature (2001) p. 296:
      Li Po is the most musical, most versatile, and most engaging of Chinese poets, a Mozart of words.
    • Lawrence Grobel, Endangered Species: Writers Talk about Their Craft, Their Visions, Their Lives (2001):
      Joyce Carol Oates has said, "If there is a Mozart of interviewers, Larry Grobel is that individual."
    • Kathryn Ann Lindskoog, Surprised by C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Dante: An Array of Original Discoveries (2001) p. 116:
      In contrast, MacDonald's Gibbie is not only a moral prodigy, but also a Mozart of religious sensibility.
    • Noel Bertram Gerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe: a biography (1976) p. 86:
      By the same token, Rembrandt resembled Hawthorne, and the architect who had designed Melrose Abbey was a Mozart among architects.

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Mozart

  1. A German surname​.
  2. Specifically, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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