Definition of acclamation
1 : a loud eager expression of approval, praise, or assent
2 : an overwhelming affirmative vote by cheers, shouts, or applause rather than by ballot
Examples of acclamation in a Sentence
Her performance in the ballet earned her thunderous applause and shouts of acclamation from the audience.
She has earned worldwide acclamation for her charitable works.
Recent Examples of acclamation from the Web
The 193-member world body that represents all countries and controls the U.N.’s budget burst into applause Wednesday when current Assembly President Peter Thomson announced that Lajcak had been elected by acclamation.
Northam was expected to win the Democratic gubernatorial nomination virtually by acclamation until Perriello, feeding on anti-Trump sentiment, leaped into the race in January.
The aviation plan, the product of years of negotiations, was approved by acclamation at a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization, or I.C.A.O., in Montreal.
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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.
ACCLAMATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of acclamation for English Language Learners
: strong and enthusiastic approval or praise
: a vote to accept or approve someone or something that is done by cheers, shouts, or applause
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