meaning of bravura

bravura meaning in General Dictionary

A florid brilliant style of songs written for impact to show the range and versatility of a vocalists voice and/or technical power and skill of a performer virtuoso songs

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  • brilliant and showy technical skill
  • A florid, brilliant type of music, written for effect, to show the range and mobility of a singer's vocals, and/or technical power and ability of a performer; virtuoso songs.

bravura meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1788, "piece of music needing great ability," from Italian bravura "bravery, spirit" (see courageous (adj.)). Feeling of "display of brilliancy, dash" is from 1813.


bravura meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A florid, brilliant form of music, written for effect, showing the range and flexibility of a singer's voice, or the technical force and skill of a performer; virtuoso songs.