bra·​va | \ ˈbrä-(ˌ)vä How to pronounce brava (audio) , brä-ˈvä\

Definition of brava

: bravo used interjectionally in applauding a woman

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Years later, in 2004, Green Day would damn the Bush administration with timeless punk brava. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' and the New Shape of Protest Music," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of brava

1741, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brava

Italian, feminine of bravo

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Medical Definition of brava

— see pareira brava

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