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bravura


bravura


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bravura  \Bra*vu"ra\,  n.  [It.,  (properly)  bravery,  spirit,  from 
  bravo.  See  {Brave}.]  (Mus.) 
  A  florid,  brilliant  style  of  music,  written  for  effect,  to 
  show  the  range  and  flexibility  of  a  singer's  voice,  or  the 
  technical  force  and  skill  of  a  performer;  virtuoso  music. 
 
  {Aria  di  bravura}[It.],  a  florid  air  demanding  brilliant 
  execution.