gracioso [grey-shee-oh-soh, grah-see-; Spanish grah-thyaw-saw, -syaw-] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural gra·ci·o·sos [grey-shee-oh-sohz, grah-see-; Spanish grah-thyaw-saws] /ˌgreɪ ʃiˈoʊ soʊz, ˌgrɑ si-; Spanish grɑˈθyɔ sɔs/. a buffoon or clown in Spanish comedy.
Origin of gracioso 1640–50; Spanish: amiable, gracious, spirited (noun use of adj.) Latin grātiōsusDictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for gracioso Historical Examples of gracioso
Gracioso, a fool in a Spanish comedy, who ever and anon appears on the stage during the performance with his jokes and gibes.
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British Dictionary definitions for gracioso gracioso noun plural -sos a clown in Spanish comedy Word Origin for gracioso C17: from Spanish: gracious Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012