American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Used to express approval, especially of a performance.
- n. A shout or cry of "bravo.”
- v. To express approval of by shouting "bravo.”
- v. To shout "bravo.”
- n. A villain, especially a hired killer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Well done! good! sometimes used as a noun: as, “with bravo and handclapping,”
- [It Italian the word is an adjective, and the correct usage is to say bravo to a male singer or actor, brava to a female, and bravi to a company; but in French and properly in English the word is a mere interjection. Careful persons familiar with the Italian usage do, however, discriminate as to gender.]
- n. A daring villain a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; an assassin or murderer.
- n. A hired soldier; an assassin; a desperado.
- n. A shout of "bravo!"
- n. The letter B in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
- interj. Used to express appreciation, especially to a performer.
- v. To cheer or applaud, especially by saying bravo!
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A daring villain; a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; a professional assassin or murderer.
- interj. Well done! excellent! an exclamation expressive of applause.
- n. a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance
- v. applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'
- n. a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
- From Italian bravo. (Wiktionary)
- Italian; see brave.Italian, from bravo, wild, excellent; see brave. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Off they went highly delighted with the results of the interview, clapping their orator on the back, crying out _sh [= a] bash, sh [= a] bash, bravo, bravo_, and evidently believing the gift of the rupees as entirely due to the eloquence of their comrade.”
“Tasty stuff but whether or not it should be considered "muy bravo" is a matter of personal preference so don't be afraid to try it.”
“For a long time they watched the performance with delight, clapping and calling bravo like boys.”
“Also, I'm increasingly willing to call bravo sierra on most complaints of racial profiling generally (See Heather Mac Donald for the sustained argument here).”
“The expression Accogliere dei "Bravo" che non finivano più is certainly correct in Italian, provided that quotes are used around bravo, which is then perceived as a literal quotation (in the spoken version, the quotes would be rendered by an audible pause before the word bravo).”
“Step 5: Comic Riffs says "bravo" to Minneapolis musician Jeremy Messersmith and creative partner Eric Power.”
“The electric atmosphere, with thousands of white-haired fans screaming "bravo," was contagious.”
“Both deserve a big "bravo," especially considering that they managed to penetrate my Jin/Sun sadness long enough to empathize with them.”
“I say "bravo" to the President for reaching out to a whole demographic of Americans (stay at home moms, unemployed people, night workers, students out of school for the summer) who may not watch prime time TV.”
“I say "bravo" to the President for reaching out to a whole demographic of Americans (stay at home moms, unemployed people, students out of school for the summer) who may not watch prime time TV.”
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