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Definition of "bravo" []

  • Used to express approval, especially of a performance. (interjection)
  • A shout or cry of "bravo.” (noun)
  • To express approval of by shouting "bravo.” (verb-transitive)
  • To shout "bravo.” (verb-intransitive)
  • A villain, especially a hired killer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bravo" in a sentence
  • "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."