- Used to express approval when a performer or other person has done something well: people kept on clapping and shouting “bravo!”More example sentences
- At the end people shouted bravo and clapped for several bows.
- The man behind me, who was also in the cheap seats, repeatedly shouted bravo.
- Another unhappy aspect of applause - or shouts of bravo, brava, or bravi, not to mention those rock-concert-style whoops of pleased amazement - is the way in which it breaks into the mood of the dance.
noun (plural bravos)Back to top
- 1A cry of bravo: bravos rang outMore example sentences
- Cheers, bravos and applause rang out through the large concert hall, as the performers left the stage.
- The audience thanked Lorin Maazel and the orchestra for that half with enthusiastic applause, standing ovations, and bravos.
- Shafer was rightly showered with wild applause and bravos after Act I, to which she responded with faux-incredulous gestures of ‘Me?’
- 2A code word representing the letter B, used in radio communication.More example sentences
- Well, what they had was a series of camps: alpha, bravo, Charlie, et cetera.
- Cancel matrix twelve, and change to bravo seven.
- This carries over to every level, right down to the new soldier who is now both a rifleman and squad designated marksman on alpha team, or a rifleman and Javelin gunner on bravo team.
mid 18th century: from French, from Italian, literally 'bold' (see brave).
noun (plural bravos or bravoes)
- A thug or hired assassin.More example sentences
- Men have before hired bravos to transact their crimes, while their own person and reputation sat under shelter.
- Their quarters were wretched enough, but the bad side of Riverside was worse than most, and the tavern's location brought them face-to-face with half the city's would-be bravos with predictable results.
- The second time, I read the part about the bravos.
late 16th century: from Italian, from bravo 'bold (one)' (see brave).