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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to express approval of a woman, especially for a performance.
  • n. A shout or cry of "brava.”

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See remarks under bravo, interj.

Etymologies

Italian, feminine of bravo, bravo; see bravo1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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