assassin, assassinator, bravo(noun)
a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
"his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"
a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance
applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'
The letter B in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
A hired thug; an assassin.
A shout of "bravo!"
To cheer or applaud, especially by saying bravo!
Used to express appreciation, especially to a performer.
Origin: From bravo.
a daring villain; a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; a professional assassin or murderer
well done! excellent! an exclamation expressive of applause
Bravo is an American cable television channel owned by NBCUniversal launched by Cablevision as an advertisement-free premium channel in December 1980. According to Nielsen Ratings Data, Bravo is currently available in 88 million homes. In the early 2000s it switched from covering performing arts, drama, and indie film to being focused on pop culture like reality shows, fashion shows, makeovers, celebrities, and so forth. Bravo's programming schedule includes feature films, primarily from the Universal catalog. Bravo also airs reruns of series from parent network NBC, and produces original reality content, most popularly The Real Housewives of..., Inside the Actors Studio, and others. Bravo's corporate offices are at NBC's Rockefeller Center in New York. Andy Cohen is the Senior Vice President of Production and Programming.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bräv′o, n. a daring villain: a hired assassin:—pl. Bravoes (bräv′ōz). [It. and Sp.]
bräv′o, interj. well done: excellent. [It.]
Etymology and Origins
In Italy one who is always boasting of his courage and prowess; generally a hired assassin.
The numerical value of bravo in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of bravo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of bravo in a Sentence
[Bravo] and his friend thought it was perfectly feasible getting the dog out and they did a great job, they made it look easy.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains. the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
I shouldn’t have been taken seriously in the beginning; I had no value, or I didn’t know the value I would have yet. I was a person that Bravo was hiring for $7,250 for the entire first season of [‘Real Housewives’].
We're like sisters. You yell and then you're like, ‘I love you. I'm sorry,’ but I would never put my hands on someone. And when that did happen, of course, I know that Bravo does not condone that… For us, I think that you will probably never see physical stuff that's happened in some of the ‘Housewives’ shows.
For example a network like Bravo or Discovery, they sort of see scripted as a natural way to expand their brand, they are also trying to take advantage of the fact that scripted is white hot. Everybody wants to do it. There are so many ways to do it now. There are so many people that want to get in and do scripted television. The rise of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon has really raised the creative bar about what people can do.
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Translations for bravo
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- Barcelona, BravoSpanish
- Berthe, bravoFrench
- bravo, Bologna, ben fatto!, beneItalian
- Борис, бравоRussian
- Bertil, bravoSwedish
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