follow Dictionary.com

Submit your word to be a Word of the Day!

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for graciosos

gracioso

/ˌɡræsɪˈəʊsəʊ; Spanish ɡraˈθjoso/
noun (pl) -sos
1.
a clown in Spanish comedy
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish: gracious
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for gracioso

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for graciosos

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends