Bra*vu"ra (?), n. [It., (properly) bravery, spirit, from bravo. See Brave.] Mus.
A florid, brilliant style of music, written for effect, to show the range and flexibility of a singer's voice, or the technical force and skill of a performer; virtuoso music.
Aria di bravura () [It.], a florid air demanding brilliant execution.
© Webster 1913.