well-done excellent an exclamation expressive of applause
- a bold villain a bandit a person who sets legislation at defiance a specialist assassin or murderer
- applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'
- a murderer (especially one that kills a prominent governmental figure) whom kills by a surprise attack and sometimes is hired to accomplish the deed
- a cry of approval as from a gathering at the end of great overall performance
- A daring villain; a bandit; a person who establishes law at defiance; a professional assassin or murderer.
- well-done! excellent! an exclamation expressive of applause.
as an exclamation, "congratulations!," 1761, from Italian bravo, virtually "brave" (see courageous (adj.)). Earlier it was made use of as a noun definition "desperado, hired killer" (1590s). Superlative kind is bravissimo.It is held by some philologists that as "Bravo!" is an exclamation its kind should not change, but stay bravo under all situations. However "bravo" is usually put on a male, "brava" to women musician, and "bravi" to several. ["Elson's Music Dictionary," 1905]
- crazy [fierce]
(a.) A daring villain; a bandit; a person who establishes law at defiance; an expert assassin or murderer.
- (interj.) Done well! excellent! an exclamation expressive of applause.
His next three novels, The Bravo (1831), The Heidenmauer (1832) and The Headsman: or the Abbaye of Vigneron (1833), were designed to exalt the people at the expense of the aristocracy.