• (America) IPA: /ˈbɹɑvoʊ/, /bɹɑˈvoʊ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbɹɑːvəʊ/, /bɹɑːˈvəʊ/

bravo (plural bravos)

  1. A hired soldier; an assassin; a desperado.
    • 1953, Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, Penguin 2010, page 104:
      Because the headache will always be there, a weapon that never wears out and is as deadly as the bravo’s rapier or Lucrezia's poison vial.
  2. A shout of "bravo!"
  3. The letter B in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
Synonyms Translations Interjection
  1. Used to express acclaim, especially to a performer.
    Bravo, you have done a brilliant job!
Synonyms Related terms Translations Verb

bravo (bravos, present participle bravoing; past and past participle bravoed)

  1. To cheer or applaud, especially by saying bravo!

Proper noun
  1. Surname of Spanish origin.

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