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

Definition of brava

: bravo used interjectionally in applauding a woman

Examples of brava in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And those looking for even more crunch should appreciate the papa brava crujiente taco — mashed Yukon Golds folded inside a shattering, golden fried shell. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Here's what to order at Mochilero Kitchen, a new West Valley destination for takeout tacos," 4 May 2020 Four courses with dishes ranging from patatas bravas and honeyed butternut squash risotto to filet mignon and Mexican chocolate layer cake. 5-5:30 p.m. or 8:30-9 p.m. seatings Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15. Polly Campbell,, "Restaurant specials to make your Valentine's Day date special," 6 Feb. 2020 So to whoever is responsible for Dolly's newfound social success, brava. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "That 'LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder' meme was started by none other than Dolly Parton," 24 Jan. 2020 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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12 May 2020

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“Brava.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of brava

— see pareira brava

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