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It's clearly an Italian word. We say "bravo" when we want to approve a work or when we want to congratulate someone for having said or done something...
"Bravo, ottimo lavoro!"
"Bravo, well done!"
by mangiaspaghetti January 08, 2009
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It's an Italian adjective which is used to compliment or congratulate someone for something he (For the "she" part, see 2. below) has done or achieved or just said.

There are some minor differences in how it's used by native Italian speakers compared to how it's used in the US and other English speaking countries, though.

1. the word "bravo" in the US is mainly used in the context of artistic performances and public exhibitions (or, with a touch of irony, in informal speech), while in Italian it can be used more generally to denote someone's ability in some area or specific well-doing (see examples below).

2. in the US "bravo" is essentially used as it were an interjection and it's rarely conjugated, while in Italian it is an adjective and as such it must be conjugated:
bravo ---> male, singular
brava ---> female, singular
bravi ---> male, plural
brave ---> female, plural.
Strictly speaking, it's a mistake to say "Bravooo!!" while applauding the performance of a female violinist or of a male rock band: you should say "brava!" in the first case and "bravi!" in the second.
Mario è bravo in matematica ( = Mario is good in maths)
Angela è brava a suonare il piano ( = Angela is good at playing the piano)
Braviii!!! (applauding the Kronos String Quartet)
Braveeee!!! (applauding the female cheerleaders)
by an_italian2 August 31, 2011
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a cheer of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance
Bravo!! Bravo!! Bravo!! Michael Schumacher
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The gay channel on TV. Includes shows like The Rachel Zoe Project, Project Runway, Shear Genius, and The Real Housewives of Orange County.
We should go home and watch the Bravo Channel!
by Bailsmh December 21, 2008
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A Bravo is the a "middle-man" relationship status the inbetween a Fuck buddy/Friends with Benefits and a Boyfriend/Girlfriend.
A Bravo gets More credit/Consideration than a Fuck Buddy but doesnt Have the Gayness and restraints of a committed relationship
Have you Guys met My Bravo Candace?
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Code for any hot girl, used to alert friends to her presence and keep her from knowing it, best stated in applausal manner.
(Upon seeing the girl first) "Bravo, Josh, bravo!"
(After which the unknowing friend inconspicuously glances about to see what she looks like.
by Coomer January 06, 2006
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