Meaning of “bravo” in the English Dictionary


"bravo" in English

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uk /ˌbrɑːˈvəʊ/ us /ˈbrɑː.voʊ/

Examples from literature

  • A number of performers who had been a witness to the performance clapped their hands and shouted "bravo!" 
  • Ah, bravo! Lady Agatha clapped her hands together. 
  • Bravo! bravo! called the Doctor. 
  • Bravo! bravo! cried the laughing spectators. 
  • Bravo, bravo! the general cried, delighted. 

(Definition of “bravo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bravo" in American English

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us /ˈbrɑ·voʊ, brɑˈvoʊ/

an expression used to show pleasure and admiration when someone, esp. a performer, has done something well

(Definition of “bravo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)