gracioso

noun
gra·​ci·​o·​so | \ ˌgrä-sē-ˈō-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce gracioso (audio) , -(ˌ)zō \
plural graciosos

Definition of gracioso

: a buffoon in Spanish comedy

Examples of gracioso in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The same praise could be heaped upon Maurice Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso, which opened the evening. Paul Hodgins, Orange County Register, 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of gracioso

1749, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gracioso

Spanish, from gracioso, adjective, agreeable, amusing, from Latin gratiosus

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“Gracioso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gracioso. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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