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