1. Marked by a dazzling display of skill
2. Ornate, showy
ETYM Italian, (properly) bravery, spirit, from bravo. Related to Brave.
A show of bravery, often exaggerated.
Music, exceptional skill; boldness; brilliance; passage needing this.
Musical term indicating that a passage demands brilliant virtuoso standards. It is associated especially with Romantic 19th-century music, such as many of Liszt's piano works.