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Meaning of VIRTU

Pronunciation:  vur'too

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  objet d'art collectively (especially fine antiques)
  2. [n]  artistic quality
  3. [n]  love of or taste for fine objects of art
 

VIRTU is a 5 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: connoisseurship, vertu, vertu
 
 See Also: appreciation, discernment, objet d'art, perceptiveness, quality, taste

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vir*tu"\ (?; 277), n. [It. virt[`u] virtue, excellence,
from L. virtus. See {Virtue}.]
A love of the fine arts; a taste for curiosities. --J.
Spence.

{An article}, or {piece}, {of virtu}, an object of art or
   antiquity; a curiosity, such as those found in museums or
   private collections.

         I had thoughts, in my chambers to place it in view,
         To be shown to my friends as a piece of virt[`u].
                                               --Goldsmith.

 

 

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