• IPA: /ˈbɹeɪvəɹi/, /ˈbɹeɪvɹi/

bravery (uncountable)

  1. (usually, uncountable) Being brave, courageousness.
  2. (countable) A brave act.
  3. Splendor, magnificence
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 34:
      Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day,
      And make me travel forth without my cloak,
      To let base clouds o'ertake me in my way,
      Hiding thy brav'ry in their rotten smoke?
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Isaiah 3:18 ↗:
      In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon
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