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, "Pacific Symphony tells Don Quixote’s story, colorfully and wordlessly," 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 29 May. 2020.

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