Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to express great approval, especially of a performance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Superlative of bravo.

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  • interjection The intensive form of bravo.

Etymologies

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

[Italian, superlative of bravo, fine; see bravo.]

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Italian bravissimo

Examples

  • He's getting even better in every area - 'bravissimo'!

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  • He's getting even better in every area - 'bravissimo'!

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  • I don't know who was in charge this year, but bravissimo to that person.

    qdiosa Diary Entry

  • If there's any shred of lingering doubt that Tokyo's cooks can be more bravissimo than thou, it's removed by a giant platter of Venetian glass displayed at Passo a Passo.

    Risotto Rising

  • I don't have a photo to commemorate the event, but during Saturday night's dinner with Lamberto, Coralina, Mariano and Mike Baronas who brought everyone together at this event -- bravissimo, Michele!

    Archive 2008-10-05

  • I no longer live in my home state-but this is a proud day for loving gay men and women the world over.thanks, NY Times, for a place to share our thoughts…bravissimo…..

    Your Stories: Gay Marriage in California - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I don't have a photo to commemorate the event, but during Saturday night's dinner with Lamberto, Coralina, Mariano and Mike Baronas who brought everyone together at this event -- bravissimo, Michele!

    Our Weekend at Cinema Wasteland

  • Oh bravissimo in chorus, and he would have danced out into the middle of the room before us all, had not Fortunata whispered in his ear, telling him, I suppose, that such low buffoonery was not in keeping with his dignity.

    Satyricon

  • And so bravissimo, Maestro, and a very Happy Birthday to you, wherever you may be.

    Ken Russell at 80

  • And so bravissimo, Maestro, and a very Happy Birthday to you, wherever you may be.

    Archive 2007-07-01

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