Definition of applause
- the kind of applause every really creative writer wants
- —Robert Tallant
- a round 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
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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