Brava



(used in praising a female performer).
a shout of “brava!”.
Contemporary Examples

What to Eat: Tapas Cookstr.com February 22, 2010

Historical Examples

Raleigh Edmund Gosse
Beyond John Galsworthy
The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II James H. Mapleson
Francezka Molly Elliot Seawell
Miss Marjoribanks Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant
Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X Robert Kerr
Our Little Brazilian Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet

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