round of applause

noun phrase

: a show of approval or appreciation at a play, speech, sporting event, etc., in which people strike their hands together over and over
The audience gave the performers a big round of applause.

Examples of round of applause in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Duff read the name of each DOT worker present on the Senate floor, which was met with a round of applause. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 6 May 2024 De La Cruz highlighted her experience and the collective experience of her fellow graduating classmates at GCU by beginning her speech with a Bible quote and then asking for a round of applause for the graduates. Lux Butler, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2024 Mayor Mattie Parker commended Martinez’s advocacy for her community, eliciting a small but impassioned round of applause from her constituents in the audience. Jaime Moore-Carrillo, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 21 May 2024 The exclamation won a round of applause from the crowd, plus a smile and applause from Meghan herself. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 12 May 2024 On the track, Martell introducing the next record after a round of applause. Candice Williams, NBC News, 29 Mar. 2024 She had just been subbed out, and the Hawkeye-heavy crowd in Cleveland offered her a proper round of applause. Sean Gregory, TIME, 8 Apr. 2024 The crack — which referred to Trump being charged in four criminal cases at the state and federal levels — received a round of applause at the awards show. Christopher Brito, CBS News, 11 Mar. 2024 Also, a round of applause for Jake — the only of the three lawyers on this season to actually admit to being a lawyer. Dalton Ross,, 28 Sep. 2023

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“Round of applause.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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