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Dec 21, 2001
This week's theme
Words with irregular plurals

This week's words
occiput
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virtuoso

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virtuoso

(vur-choo-OH-soh, -zo), plural virtuosos or virtuosi (-see) Pronunciation RealAudio

noun: Someone who has a special talent in a field, especially in music. Also one with deep appreciation for something.

adjective: Of or pertaining to a virtuoso.

From Italian virtuoso (skilled), from Late Latin virtuosus, virtuous, from Latin virtus.

"The film, mostly a cross-country road movie, is not always on target. But Hoffman's virtuoso performance compensates for any drawbacks."
Movie Review: Rain Man, Cineman Syndicate, Jan 1, 1984.

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