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bravissimo

[brah-vis-uh-moh; Italian brah-vees-see-maw]
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interjection
  1. (used to express the highest praise to a performer).

Origin of bravissimo

1755–65; < Italian, equivalent to brav(o) bravo + -issimo superlative suffix
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Examples from the Web for bravissimo

Historical Examples

  • Before our faces, of course, they only clapped their snowy kid gloves, and murmured "Bravissimo!"

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  • This little surprise delighted the audience immensely; they clapped, and cried 'Bravo, bravissimo!'

  • I often called out bravo, bravissimo, for I always remembered that it was only her third appearance.


British Dictionary definitions for bravissimo

bravissimo

interjection
  1. very well done! excellent!

Word Origin

C18: from Italian, superlative of bravo
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