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gracioso Syllabification: gra·ci·o·so
Pronunciation: /ˌɡrāSHēˈōsō/ /ˌɡräsē-/

Definition of gracioso in English:

noun (plural graciosos)

(In Spanish comedy) a buffoon or clown.
Example sentences
  • The whole intrigue is managed by Leonarda's coachman, Urbano, who is at the same time the gracioso, or buffoon of the piece.
  • Through such intermediate nineteenth-century figures as Micawber and the Touchwood of Scott's St. Ronan's Well, who, like the gracioso, have buffoon affiliations, he evolves into the amateur detective of modern fiction.


Spanish, literally 'gracious'.

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