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virtuoso

noun [C] uk   /ˌvɜː.tjuˈəʊ.səʊ/ us    /ˌvɝː.tʃuˈoʊ.soʊ/ ( plural virtuosos or virtuosi )
a person who is extremely skilled at something, especially at playing an instrument or performing: Famous mainly for his wonderful voice, Cole was also a virtuoso on the piano.

virtuoso

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌvɜː.tjuˈəʊ.səʊ/ us    /ˌvɝː.tʃuˈoʊ.soʊ/
virtuosity
noun [U] uk   /ˌ-ˈɒs.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ˈɑː.sə.t̬i/ formal
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