Simple Definition of applause
: a show of approval or appreciation at a play, speech, sporting event, etc., in which people strike their hands together over and over
Full Definition of applause
1 : marked commendation : acclaim <the kind of applause every really creative writer wants — Robert Tallant>
2 : approval publicly expressed (as by clapping the hands)
Examples of applause
The announcement was greeted with applause and cheers.
<a design for a memorial for the victims of the attack that has received nothing but applause from officials, commentators, and the general public>
Origin of applause
Medieval Latin applausus, from Latin, beating of wings, from applaudere
First Known Use: 15th century
APPLAUSE Defined for Kids
Definition of applause
: approval shown especially by clapping the hands
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