bravura

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian bravura (skill), from bravo (good, skilful).

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Noun[edit]

bravura (plural bravuras)

  1. (music) A highly technical or difficult piece, usually written for effect.
  2. A display of daring.

Adjective[edit]

bravura (comparative more bravura, superlative most bravura)

  1. Overly showy; ostentatious.
    • 2016, Christopher Kelly, The Pink Bus. Mapple Shade, New Jersey: Lethe Press. p. 116.
      But that won't stop the breakout star of the A&E reality series Dallas Three Ways from delivering one of his bravura, impromptu mini-lectures on the subject of Murphy's history of homophobic stand-up comedy.

Asturian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bravura f (plural bravures)

  1. courage, bravery (being brave)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bravura f (plural bravure)

  1. skill
  2. cleverness
  3. virtuosity

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Bravo +‎ -ura. From Old Portuguese bravura.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bravura f (plural bravuras)

  1. courage, boldness, a display of daring
  2. anger

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bravo +‎ -ura

Noun[edit]

bravura f (plural bravuras)

  1. courage, boldness, bravery (a display of daring)
  2. ferocity, fierceness, wildness
  3. anger
  4. bravura

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