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Dictionary Definition

bravo

Noun

1 a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a treacherous surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed; "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors" [syn: assassin, assassinator]
2 a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance v : applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava' [also: bravoes (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From bravo.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The letter B in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  2. A hired thug; an assassin.

Interjection

  1. Used to express appreciation, especially to a performer.

Usage notes

Sometimes the Italian female form brava is used for a woman, and the Italian plural forms bravi and brave used for a group of men (or men and women) and a group containing only women, respectively.

Translations

French

Etymology

Italian bravo, a fusion of pravus and barbarus.

Interjection

bravo !

Noun

fr-noun m

Synonyms

Italian

Etymology

Fusion of pravus and barbarus. French and English brave derived from it.

Adjective

it-adj brav
  1. (used before the noun) good, well-behaved
  2. good, skilful, capable, clever, fine
  3. good, obedient

Interjection

bravo! ( brava!, m plural bravi!, f plural brave!)
  1. (in general use) well done, good show
  2. (at the theatre, etc) bravo

Portuguese

Adjective

Bravo ( brava, m plural bravos, f plural bravas)

Interjection

bravo!
  1. (in general use) well done, good show
  2. (at the theatre, etc) bravo

Spanish

Synonyms

Interjection

  1. (in general use) well done, good show
  2. (at the theatre, etc) bravo

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Bravo may refer to:
In media:
In music:
In other usage:

People with the surname

See also

bravo in German: Bravo
bravo in Spanish: Bravo
bravo in French: Bravo
bravo in Dutch: Bravo
bravo in Japanese: ブラボー (曖昧さ回避)
bravo in Portuguese: Bravo
bravo in Finnish: Bravo
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