virtuoso

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian virtuoso, from Late Latin virtuōsus (virtuous), from Latin virtus (excellence). Doublet of virtuous.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

virtuoso (plural virtuosos or virtuosi)

  1. (now historical) An expert in virtù or art objects and antiquities; a connoisseur. [from 17th c.]
  2. Someone with special skill or knowledge; an expert. [from 17th c.]
  3. Specifically, a musician (or other performer) with masterly ability, technique, or personal style. [from 18th c.]

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Adjective[edit]

virtuoso (comparative more virtuoso, superlative most virtuoso)

  1. Exhibiting the ability of a virtuoso.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from Late Latin virtuōsus (virtuous), from Latin virtūs (excellence). Synchronically analysable as virtù +‎ -oso.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

virtuoso (feminine singular virtuosa, masculine plural virtuosi, feminine plural virtuose)

  1. virtuous
  2. skilful
  3. upright

Noun[edit]

virtuoso m (plural virtuosi, feminine virtuosa)

  1. virtuoso, master (of an instrument)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: virtuoso
  • French: virtuose

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

virtuōsō

  1. dative masculine singular of virtuōsus
  2. dative neuter singular of virtuōsus
  3. ablative masculine singular of virtuōsus
  4. ablative neuter singular of virtuōsus

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin virtuōsus (virtuous), from Latin virtūs + -ōsus.

Adjective[edit]

virtuoso m (feminine singular virtuosa, masculine plural virtuosos, feminine plural virtuosas, comparable)

  1. virtuous (full of virtues)
Inflection[edit]
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Noun[edit]

virtuoso m (plural virtuosos, feminine virtuosa, feminine plural virtuosas)

  1. A virtuous person.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Italian virtuoso, from Latin virtuōsus (virtuous).

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

virtuoso m (feminine singular virtuosa, masculine plural virtuosos, feminine plural virtuosas, comparable)

  1. virtuoso (with masterly ability)
Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

virtuoso m (plural virtuosos, feminine virtuosa, feminine plural virtuosas)

  1. virtuoso (person with masterly ability)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /birˈtwoso/, [birˈt̪woso]
  • Rhymes: -oso

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin virtuōsus (virtuous), from Latin virtūs + -ōsus.

Adjective[edit]

virtuoso (feminine singular virtuosa, masculine plural virtuosos, feminine plural virtuosas)

  1. virtuous

Noun[edit]

virtuoso m (plural virtuosos, feminine virtuosa, feminine plural virtuosas)

  1. A virtuous person.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Italian virtuoso, from Latin virtuōsus (virtuous).

Noun[edit]

virtuoso m (plural virtuosos, feminine virtuosa, feminine plural virtuosas)

  1. A virtuoso

Adjective[edit]

virtuoso (feminine singular virtuosa, masculine plural virtuosos, feminine plural virtuosas)

  1. virtuoso (exhibiting the ability of a virtuoso)