bravura

bravura
/breuh vyoor"euh, -voor"euh/; It. /brddah vooh"rddah/, n., pl. bravuras, bravure It. /-rdde/, adj.
n.
1. Music. a florid passage or piece requiring great skill and spirit in the performer.
2. a display of daring; brilliant performance.
adj.
3. Music. spirited; florid; brilliant (applied chiefly to vocal but occasionally to instrumental compositions).
[1780-90; < It: spirit, dash. See BRAVE, -URE]

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