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bravo

[brah-voh; for 1, 2, 5 also brah-voh] /ˈbrɑ voʊ; for 1, 2, 5 also brɑˈvoʊ/
interjection
1.
(used in praising a performer).
noun, plural bravos for 2, bravos or bravoes for 3.
2.
a shout of “bravo!”.
3.
a daring bandit, assassin, or murderer, especially one hired to steal or murder for another.
4.
a word used in communications to represent the letter B.
verb (used without object), bravoed, bravoing.
5.
to shout “bravo!”.
Origin of bravo
1755-1765
1755-65; < Italian; see brave

BRV

Trademark.
1.
Bravo: a cable television channel.
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bravo

interjection
1.
(brɑːˈvəʊ). well done!
noun
2.
(brɑːˈvəʊ), (pl) -vos. a cry of "bravo"
3.
(ˈbrɑːvəʊ), (pl) -voes, -vos. a hired killer or assassin
Word Origin
C18: from Italian: splendid!; see brave

Bravo

/ˈbrɑːvəʊ/
noun
1.
(communications) a code word for the letter b
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Word Origin and History 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]

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BRV

Bravo (cable TV)
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