Bravura



Music. a florid passage or piece requiring great skill and spirit in the performer.
a display of daring; brilliant performance.
Music. spirited; florid; brilliant (applied chiefly to vocal but occasionally to instrumental compositions).
Contemporary Examples

Spinning Letterman’s Scandal Lloyd Grove October 13, 2009
Milan Fall Fashion Week 2012: Raf Simons’s Last Collection at Jil Sander Robin Givhan February 24, 2012
Indonesian Killers Brought to Justice 50 Years Too Late in ‘The Act of Killing’ Tom Sykes July 27, 2013
Will Kim and Kanye Kill Vogue? Keli Goff March 23, 2014
15 Golden Globe Snubs and Surprises: No Oprah, No Jon Hamm, and More Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern December 11, 2013

Historical Examples

Chats on Japanese Prints Arthur Davison Ficke
The Life of Rossini Henry Sutherland Edwards
Life Of Mozart, Vol. 2 (of 3) Otto Jahn
Zuleika Dobson Max Beerbohm
Life Of Mozart, Vol. 1 (of 3) Otto Jahn

noun
a display of boldness or daring
(music)

brilliance of execution
(as modifier): a bravura passage

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