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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 ?
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)
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.
During the trial, screenshots from Bravo's phone revealed conversation that took place between Bravo and Siri.
Qatar's Ooredoo, which owns Wataniya, announced its plan to divest Bravo in a statement.
Bravo Brio Restaurant Group is an owner and operator of two distinct Italian restaurant brands, 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.
Ms Bravo would leave her post after Burberry has demerged from retail conglomerate GUS in December, it was reported.
Bravo and his choreographer, Oscar Araiz, tried to stage a reflection of their country's vast multicultural landscape.
Within 7 to 10 days of being attached, the Bravo capsule spontaneously detaches and passes through the digestive tract.
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.