: 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.
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, EW.com, 13 Apr. 2023
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