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bra·vo 1

 (brä′vō, brä-vō′)
Used to express approval, especially of a performance.
n. pl. bra·vos
A shout or cry of "bravo."
v. bra·voed, bra·vo·ing, bra·voes
To express approval of by shouting "bravo."
To shout "bravo."

[Italian; see brave.]

bra·vo 2

n. pl. bra·voes or bra·vos
A villain, especially a hired killer.

[Italian, from bravo, wild, excellent; see brave.]


well done!
n pl -vospl -voes or -vos
1. a cry of "bravo"
2. (Professions) a hired killer or assassin
[C18: from Italian: splendid!; see brave]


(Telecommunications) communications a code word for the letter b


(ˈbrɑ voʊ; for 1,2,5 also brɑˈvoʊ)

interj., n., pl. -vos for 2, -vos -voes for 3, interj.
1. (used in praising a performer.)
2. a shout of “bravo!”
3. a bandit or murderer, esp. a hired one.
4. to shout “bravo!”
[1755–65; < Italian; see brave]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bravo - a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deedbravo - a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed; "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"
political science, politics, government - the study of government of states and other political units
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
2.bravo - a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance
cheer - a cry or shout of approval
Verb1.bravo - applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'
applaud, acclaim, clap, spat - clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval


noun congratulations, well done, good for you, encore, nice one (informal) 'Bravo! You're right,' the students said.
أحسنت! عظيم! برافو!
bravó!, heyr!


[ˈbrɑːˈvəʊ] EXCL (bravoes or bravos (pl)) → ¡bravo!, ¡olé!


[ˌbrɑːˈvəʊ] (old-fashioned) excl (= well done) → bravo


n pl <-es> → Bravoruf m


[ˈbrɑːˈvəʊ] exclbravo!, bene!


(braːˈvəu) , ((American) ˈbra:ˈvou) interjection
(when applauding a performer etc) well done!.
References in classic literature ?
This soldier, then, that I have described, this Vicente de la Roca, this bravo, gallant, musician, poet, was often seen and watched by Leandra from a window of her house which looked out on the plaza.
How he loves the bravo of Chao with his sabre from the Chinese Sheffield of Wu, "with the surface smooth as ice and dazzling as snow, with his saddle broidered with silver upon his white steed; who when he passes, swift as the wind, may be said to resemble a shooting star
he shouted his loudest and most belligerent, as he ruffled like a bravo at the gutter-cat beneath him, so that he sent her crouching, with startlement, lower to the floor, her ears wilting rigidly flat and down, her tail lashing, her head turning about the room so that her eyes might penetrate its obscurest corners in quest of the human whose voice had so cried out.
1830; The Bravo, 1831; The Heidenmauer, or the Benedictines, 1832; The Headsman, 1833; A Letter to his Countrymen, 1834; The Monikins, 1835; Sketches of Switzerland, 1836; Gleanings in Europe: 1837; (England)
Sales trends for Rio Bravo Cantinas have remained strong in 1996 with comparable restaurant sales increasing over the prior year by 4.
Although many employers turn to Bravo for full turnkey solutions including biometric screenings, health risk assessments and a wellness toolkit, a growing number of organizations were content with their existing tools but attracted to Bravo's flexible technology, results tracking and reporting platform.
This accomplishment underscores the unique opportunity we have at Sierra Bravo to be nation's 'place to go' for web development services," said Luke Bucklin, President of Sierra Bravo.
In addition to her husband, Nahum Bravo, she is survived by eight children, Jhonny Bravo, Rebeca Hernandez, Moises Bravo, Emily Bravo, Juan Abraham Bravo, Sara Nicolas, Priscilla Bravo and Elisa Bravo; one brother, Candido Vazquez Miranda of Mexico; and eight grandchildren.
And once an opportunity to score presents itself, or he has a chance to set up an open teammate for a shot on goal, Bravo takes full advantage.
The LATIN TRADE Bravo Business Award of Leader of the Year was presented to Chilean Ambassador to the United States Andres Bianchi in representation of President Lagos.
Bravo and his choreographer, Oscar Araiz, tried to stage a reflection of their country's vast multicultural landscape.
If anything, MoMA does Alvarez Bravo an injustice by devoting less space to his work from the '50s to the present than it does to his early work.