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) a round of applause

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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