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acclamation

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noun ac·cla·ma·tion \ˌa-klə-ˈmā-shən\

Simple Definition of acclamation

  • : strong and enthusiastic approval or praise

  • : a vote to accept or approve someone or something that is done by cheers, shouts, or applause

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of acclamation

  1. 1 :  a loud eager expression of approval, praise, or assent

  2. 2 :  an overwhelming affirmative vote by cheers, shouts, or applause rather than by ballot

Examples of acclamation in a sentence

  1. Her performance in the ballet earned her thunderous applause and shouts of acclamation from the audience.

  2. She has earned worldwide acclamation for her charitable works.



Did You Know?

Approval can come from a single person, but acclamation requires a larger audience. An acclaimed movie is widely praised, and critical acclaim can lead to box-office success. When a popular proposal comes up in a legislature, the speaker may ask that it be passed "by acclamation", which means that everyone just gets to yell and cheer in approval and no one bothers counting the votes at all.

Origin and Etymology of acclamation

Latin acclamation-, acclamatio, from acclamare


First Known Use: 1567



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