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Used to express approval of a woman, especially for a performance.
A shout or cry of "brava."
[Italian, feminine of bravo, bravo; see bravo1.]
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a shout of appreciation to a female performer
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bra•va(ˈbrɑ vɑ, brɑˈvɑ)
(used in praising a female performer.)
[1800–1805; < Italian, feminine of bravo]
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