bravura bravura  /brə ˈvjʊ rə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) brilliant and showy technical skill

Usage(s):

  1. The Galchenkos' juggling is beautiful--a kind of kinetic sculpture, a bravura display of human determination bringing order to the chaotic physical world.
  2. He has turned in a bravura performance.
  3. In the foxholes, Rumsfeld's take-no-prisoners bravura plays well with the soldiers who would be doing the fighting in Iraq.

News

  • Join the road rally party tonight to watch the Heat | Video

    The Heat is on at AmericanAirlines Arena, even when Dwyane Wade and LeBron James aren't in the building. While the Heat are busy scrapping with the Spurs in San Antonio, back home, AmericanAirlines Arena is hosting a "White Hot Heat Road Rally." The watch party re-creates all the bravura, expense and hype of a home game.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

Quotes

  1. When pressed why he had not worn body armour when officials, press and the military had, Mr Blair replied: "The politicians there don't wear it. So if they don't why should I? It's not a bravura thing".
    on Jun 22, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: Daily Mail

  2. "She wasn't even halfway through the song before everyone in the audience had risen to their feet and was cheering her on, hollering like they were having a religious experience," says Condon, now a 51-year-old director. "It was a bravura...
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: Bill Condon Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. "This is false," Gonzalez said on Facebook. "I ratify that I am not threatened, nor do I spend time making 'bravura' declarations. I know the seriousness involved in my responsibility [as governor] and I know how to conduct myself."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Ney González Sánchez Source: CNN

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