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Meaning of virtuoso

vir•tu•o•so

Pronunciation: (vûr"ch-ō'sō), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -sos, -si
—n.
  1. a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.
  2. a person who excels in musical technique or execution.
  3. a person who has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence, as a connoisseur or collector of objects of art, antiques, etc.
  4. a person who has special interest or knowledge in the arts and sciences; scientist; scholar.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a virtuoso: a virtuoso performance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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