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bra·vo 1

 (brä′vō, brä-vō′)
interj.
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
v.tr.
To express approval of by shouting "bravo."
v.intr.
To shout "bravo."

[Italian; see brave.]

bra·vo 2

 (brä′vō)
n. pl. bra·voes or bra·vos
A villain, especially a hired killer.

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

bravo

interj
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]

Bravo

(ˈbrɑːvəʊ)
n
(Telecommunications) communications a code word for the letter b

bra•vo

(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.)
n.
2. a shout of “bravo!”
3. a bandit or murderer, esp. a hired one.
v.i.
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

bravo

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

bravo

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

bravo

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

bravo

interjbravo!
n pl <-es> → Bravoruf m

bravo

[ˈbrɑːˈvəʊ] exclbravo!, bene!

bravo

(braːˈvəu) , ((American) ˈbra:ˈvou) interjection
(when applauding a performer etc) well done!.
References in classic literature ?
"Bravo, Vronsky!" he heard shouts from a knot of men--he knew they were his friends in the regiment--who were standing at the obstacle.
"Bravo!" I cried involuntarily, as the song ended amid multitudinous applause; and I thus attracted the attention of another who sat near me as lonely as myself, but evidently quite at home in the place.
"Bravo, Polendina!" cried the same tiny voice which came from no one knew where.
"Bravo bravo!" cried a tall man with an enormous mustache and a long rapier, "bravo, fair Paulet, it is high time to put little Voiture in his right place.
There in that enormous, illuminated theater where the bare-legged Duport, in a tinsel-decorated jacket, jumped about to the music on wet boards, and young girls and old men, and the nearly naked Helene with her proud, calm smile, rapturously cried "bravo!"- there in the presence of that Helene it had all seemed clear and simple; but now, alone by herself, it was incomprehensible.
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)
"Bravo!--bravo!" cried Fred again, and coming suddenly towards us and, planting himself in front of Monsieur Robert Darzac, he said to him:
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.
Irish, Germans, French, Scotch, all the heterogeneous units which make up the population of Maryland shouted in their respective vernaculars; and the "vivas," "hurrahs," and "bravos" were intermingled in inexpressible enthusiasm.
And it was the fact Bravo excelled in situations which had some hasty judges to label him as a dud in his debut season, which is most encouraging for the Blues.
Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Elemica, a cloud-based digital supply network, to Eurazeo, the company said.
Students attend the four-week camp for $55, with Bravo largely underwriting the cost of this unique program.