applause

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noun ap·plause \ə-ˈplȯz\

Definition of applause

  1. 1 :  marked commendation :  acclaim <the kind of applause every really creative writer wants — Robert Tallant>

  2. 2 :  approval publicly expressed (as by clapping the hands)

Examples of applause in a sentence

  1. The announcement was greeted with applause and cheers.

  2. <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 and Etymology of applause

Medieval Latin applausus, from Latin, beating of wings, from applaudere


First Known Use: 15th century



APPLAUSE Defined for English Language Learners

applause

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noun ap·plause \ə-ˈplȯz\

Definition of applause for English Language Learners

  • : a show of approval or appreciation at a play, speech, sporting event, etc., in which people strike their hands together over and over


APPLAUSE Defined for Kids

applause

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noun ap·plause \ə-ˈplȯz\

Definition of applause for Students

  1. :  approval shown especially by clapping the hands



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