- (used in praising a performer).
- a shout of “bravo!”
- a daring bandit, assassin, or murderer, especially one hired to steal or murder for another.
- a word used in communications to represent the letter B.
- to shout “bravo!”
Origin of bravo
- Bravo: a cable television channel.
Related Words for bravoacclamation, acclaim, applause, testimonial, devotion, glory, plaudit, ovation, cry, cheer, appreciation, accolade, kudos, esteem, recognition, recommendation, rave, approval, tribute, commendation
Examples from the Web for bravo
Contemporary Examples of bravo
Alpha Team was killed, Faal told the FBI, while the Bravo members who were not gunned down fled.
The conspirators were split into two teams, “Alpha” and “Bravo.”
On the night of the sixth season finale of the Bravo reality show, fans and regular viewers were cautious.‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ Loses a Leg in Sixth-Season Finale
July 23, 2014
Meet the drug felon and Bravo TV star challenging Lindsey Graham for his Senate seat in November.T-Rav: The Reality TV Star Running for Senate in South Carolina
July 4, 2014
Bravo to the three men who defied death where so many perished.We Should Applaud the World Trade Center Jumpers, Not Prosecute Them
March 25, 2014
Historical Examples of bravo
The Marquess said, "Bravo," the rest smiled, and rose from the table in some confusion.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
In obedience to it, it was the bravo now who advanced and engaged Garnache.St. Martin's Summer
“You are bitter against trade, my bravo,” remarked the land baron.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
After looking at his friend's work very attentively, "Bravo!"
I replied that it was an easy task for her, and a "bravo" was all he answered.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- (brɑːˈvəʊ) well done!
- (brɑːˈvəʊ) plural -vos a cry of "bravo"
- (ˈbrɑːvəʊ) plural -voes or -vos a hired killer or assassin
Word Origin for bravo
- communications a code word for the letter b
as an exclamation, "well done!," 1761, from Italian bravo, literally "brave" (see brave (adj.)). Earlier it was used as a noun meaning "desperado, hired killer" (1590s). Superlative form is bravissimo.
It is held by some philologists that as "Bravo!" is an exclamation its form should not change, but remain bravo under all circumstances. Nevertheless "bravo" is usually applied to a male, "brava" to a female artist, and "bravi" to two or more. ["Elson's Music Dictionary," 1905]