The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bravura \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.