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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After the final curtain, the stagehands who made the show’s elaborate spectacle happen night after night, were invited onstage for a resounding round of applause. Michael Paulson, New York Times, 16 Apr. 2023 There's a line in the show that consistently gets a round of applause every night. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 13 Apr. 2023

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“Round of applause.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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