bravura

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bravura (plural bravuras or bravure)

  1. (music) A highly technical or difficult piece, usually written for effect.
  2. A display of daring.
    • 2011 May 11, Michael Billington, “I Am the Wind”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Yet just as, in opposition to the majority, I admired Fosse's Nightsongs and The Girl On The Sofa, so I found myself absorbed by this 70-minute play; and, whatever it may mean, there is no denying the production's visual bravura.

Adjective[edit]

bravura (comparative more bravura, superlative most bravura)

  1. Overly showy; ostentatious.
    • 2016, Christopher Kelly, The Pink Bus. Maple 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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bravura f (plural bravures)

  1. courage, bravery (being brave)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bravo +‎ -ura

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /braˈvu.ra/
  • Rhymes: -ura
  • Hyphenation: bra‧vù‧ra

Noun[edit]

bravura f (plural bravure)

  1. skill
  2. cleverness
  3. virtuosity

Descendants[edit]

  • English: bravura
  • Esperanto: bravuro
  • Polish: brawura

Further reading[edit]

  • bravura in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old Portuguese bravura. By surface analysis, bravo +‎ -ura.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Rhymes: -uɾɐ
  • Hyphenation: bra‧vu‧ra

Noun[edit]

bravura f (plural bravuras)

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

Further reading[edit]

  • bravura” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bravo +‎ -ura.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɾaˈbuɾa/, [bɾaˈβ̞u.ɾa]

Noun[edit]

bravura f (plural bravuras)

  1. courage, boldness, bravery (a display of daring)
    Synonyms: valor, valentía, coraje
  2. ferocity, fierceness, wildness
    Synonyms: ferocidad, fiereza, salvajería
  3. anger
  4. bravura

Further reading[edit]