Simple Definition of ovation
: an occurrence in which a group of people at a play, speech, sporting event, etc., show enthusiastic approval or appreciation by clapping their hands together over and over
Full Definition of ovation
1 : a ceremony attending the entering of Rome by a general who had won a victory of less importance than that for which a triumph was granted
2 : an expression or demonstration of popular acclaim especially by enthusiastic applause <received a standing ovation>
Examples of ovation in a sentence
He was welcomed by a warm ovation when he came out onto the stage.
<received a standing ovation for the masterly performance>
Origin and Etymology of ovation
Latin ovation-, ovatio, from ovare to exult; akin to Greek euoi, interjection used in bacchic revels
First Known Use: 1533
OVATION Defined for Kids
Definition of ovation for Students
: an expression of approval or enthusiasm made by clapping or cheering
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