Etymology
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bravura (n.)

1788, "a spirited, florid piece of music requiring great skill in the performer," from Italian bravura "bravery, spirit" (see brave (adj.)). Sense of "display of brilliancy, dash" is from 1813.

updated on July 28, 2017

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Definitions of bravura from WordNet

bravura (n.)
brilliant and showy technical skill;
in a final bravura the ballerina appeared to be floating in water
the music ends with a display of bravura
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