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bra·vo / ˈbrävō/ • interj. used to express approval when a performer or other person has done something well: people kept on clapping and shouting “bravo!” • n. (pl. -vos) 1. a cry of bravo: bravos rang out. 2. a code word representing the letter B, used in radio communication. bra·vo2 • n. (pl. -vos or -voes) a thug or hired assassin.

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bravo (It.). Brave, fine. Exclamation of approval which therefore has no need to alter, though purists would insist on brava for a woman performer, bravi for male performers, and brave for female performers. Superlative form is bravissimo.

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bravo cry of approval. XVIII. — F. — It. (see prec.).