round of applause

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of round of applause

: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

round play
  1. : having every part of the surface or circumference equidistant from the center

  2. : cylindrical

  3. : approximately round

  1. : around

  1. : something (such as a circle, globe, or ring) that is round

  2. : a knot of people

  3. : a circle of things

  1. : to make round

  2. : to make (the lips) round and protruded (as in the pronunciation of \ü\)

  3. : to pronounce with lip rounding : labialize

  1. : around

  2. : all during : throughout

  1. : whisper

  2. : to speak to in a whisper

applause play
  1. : marked commendation : acclaim

  2. : approval publicly expressed (as by clapping the hands)


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