Definition of gracioso in English:

gracioso

noun

  • (in Spanish comedy) a buffoon or clown.

    • ‘Through such intermediate nineteenth-century figures as Micawber and the Touchwood of Scott's St. Ronan's Well, who, like the gracioso, have buffoon affiliations, he evolves into the amateur detective of modern fiction.’
    • ‘The whole intrigue is managed by Leonarda's coachman, Urbano, who is at the same time the gracioso, or buffoon of the piece.’

Origin

Spanish, literally ‘gracious’.

Pronunciation

gracioso

/ˌɡrāSHēˈōsō/