noun, plural bra·vos for 2, bra·vos or bra·voes for 3.
verb (used without object), bra·voed, bra·vo·ing.
- brave the elements,
- brave west winds,
Origin of bravo
Examples from the Web for 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|Tim Teeman|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Patricia Murphy|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bravo to the three men who defied death where so many perished.We Should Applaud the World Trade Center Jumpers, Not Prosecute Them|Justin Miller|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Miss Cameron drew her to the rock where she sat, and pushing the hair out of her eyes, revived her with a hearty 'Bravo!Jo's Boys|Louisa May Alcott
His stabs are delivered like those of a bravo, who hides his face as he deals his treacherous blow.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
When they heard how my mother went back to the inn, Doctor Livesey fairly slapped his thigh, and the squire cried "Bravo!"Treasure Island|Robert Louis Stevenson
A few minutes back he had masqueraded as a bravo to deceive the mysterious shadows.The Duke's Motto|Justin Huntly McCarthy
I felt inclined to wave my hat in the air, and cry, ‘Bravo, Atalanta!’Not Like Other Girls|Rosa N. Carey
Word Origin for bravo
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]