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noun ova·tion \ō-ˈvā-shən\

Definition of ovation

  1. 1 :  a ceremony attending the entering of Rome by a general who had won a victory of less importance than that for which a triumph was granted

  2. 2 :  an expression or demonstration of popular acclaim especially by enthusiastic applause <received a standing ovation>

Examples of ovation in a sentence

  1. He was welcomed by a warm ovation when he came out onto the stage.

  2. <received a standing ovation for the masterly performance>

Origin and Etymology of ovation

Latin ovation-, ovatio, from ovare to exult; akin to Greek euoi, interjection used in bacchic revels


First Known Use: 1533



OVATION Defined for English Language Learners

ovation

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noun ova·tion \ō-ˈvā-shən\

Definition of ovation for English Language Learners

  • : an occurrence in which a group of people at a play, speech, sporting event, etc., show enthusiastic approval or appreciation by clapping their hands together over and over


OVATION Defined for Kids

ovation

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noun ova·tion \ō-ˈvā-shən\

Definition of ovation for Students

  1. :  an expression of approval or enthusiasm made by clapping or cheering



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