bravo


1bra·vo

noun \ˈbrä-(ˌ)vō\
plural bravos or bravoes

Definition of BRAVO

:  villain, desperado; especially :  a hired assassin

Origin of BRAVO

Italian, from bravo brave
First Known Use: 1597

Rhymes with BRAVO

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2bra·vo

noun \ˈbrä-(ˌ)vō, brä-ˈvō\
plural bravos

Definition of BRAVO

:  a shout of approval —often used interjectionally in applauding a performance

First Known Use of BRAVO

1761

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

3bra·vo

verb \same as 2\
bra·voedbra·vo·ing

Definition of BRAVO

transitive verb
:  to applaud by shouts of bravo

First Known Use of BRAVO

1831

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Bra·vo

\ˈbrä-(ˌ)vō\

Definition of BRAVO

—a communications code word for the letter b

First Known Use of BRAVO

1952

Other Alphabet Terms

cuneiform, linear, minuscule, pictograph, rune, symbology, wedge

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