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gracioso

[grey-shee-oh-soh, grah-see-; Spanish grah-thyaw-saw, -syaw-] /ˌgreɪ ʃiˈoʊ soʊ, ˌgrɑ si-; Spanish grɑˈθyɔ sɔ, -ˈsyɔ-/
noun, plural graciosos
[grey-shee-oh-sohz, grah-see-; Spanish grah-thyaw-saws] /ˌgreɪ ʃiˈoʊ soʊz, ˌgrɑ si-; Spanish grɑˈθyɔ sɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a buffoon or clown in Spanish comedy.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Spanish: amiable, gracious, spirited (noun use of adj.) < Latin grātiōsus gracious
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gracioso

/ˌɡræsɪˈəʊsəʊ; Spanish ɡraˈθjoso/
noun (pl) -sos
1.
a clown in Spanish comedy
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish: gracious
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