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Definitions of applause

  1. The act of applauding; approbation and praise publicly expressed by clapping the hands, stamping or tapping with the feet, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The expression of approval by clapping; approbation or praise expressed openly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Praise loudly expressed: acclamation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. The act of applauding; acclamation; approval. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The act of praising; approbation by shouts or clapping of hands, or in some other noisy way. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. APPLAUSIVE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for applause

  1. She no longer feared those ranks of upturned faces, row upon row, receding into shadow at the further end of the hall, and she bowed composedly in response to the applause that greeted her. – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  2. The sally was not greeted with applause – The Pursuit of the House-Boat by John Kendrick Bangs
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