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Topic: PERFORMING

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Italian
Origin: virtuoso 'virtuous, skilled', from Latin virtus; VIRTUE

virtuoso

noun
     
vir‧tu‧o‧so plural virtuosos [countable]
AP someone who is a very skilful performer, especially in music:
violin virtuoso Stephane Grappelli
virtuoso adjective [only before noun]
a virtuoso pianist
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