vir·tu·o·so /-ˈo(ˌ)so, (ˌ)zo/
Vir·tu·o·so n.; pl. Virtuosos It. Virtuosi
1. One devoted to virtu; one skilled in the fine arts, in antiquities, and the like; a collector or ardent admirer of curiosities, etc.
Virtuoso the Italians call a man who loves the noble arts, and is a critic in them. --Dryden.
2. Mus. A performer on some instrument, as the violin or the piano, who excels in the technical part of his art; a brilliant concert player.
adj : having or revealing supreme mastery or skill; "a consummate
artist"; "consummate skill"; "a masterful speaker";
"masterful technique"; "a masterly performance of the
sonata"; "a virtuoso performance" [syn: consummate, masterful,
n 1: someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: ace,
adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, genius,
hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard,
2: a musician who is a consummate master of technique and
[also: virtuosi (pl)]