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Virtu

Virtu Meaning & Definition
Virtu Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Virtu?

[n] objet d'art collectively (especially fine antiques)
[n] artistic quality
[n] love of or taste for fine objects of art

Synonyms | Synonyms for Virtu: connoisseurship | vertu | vertu

Related Terms | Find terms related to Virtu:

See Also | appreciation | discernment | objet d'art | perceptiveness | quality | taste

Virtu In Webster's Dictionary

\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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