ac·​clam·​a·​to·​ry | \ ə-ˈkla-mə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce acclamatory (audio) \

Definition of acclamatory

: expressing strong and enthusiastic praise or approval : showing or expressing acclamation acclamatory statements Spectacular, electrifying, stupendous. Pick any acclamatory adjective you like and it most likely fits the Walnut Street Theatre's production of the hit musical Hairspray.— J. Cooper Robb, Philadelphia Weekly, 26 Nov. 2008

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First Known Use of acclamatory

1644, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acclamatory

borrowed from New Latin acclāmātōrius, from Latin acclāmāre “to acclaim entry 1” + -tōrius -ory entry 2

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“Acclamatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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