standing O

noun
stand·​ing O | \ ˈstan-diŋ-ˈō How to pronounce standing O (audio) \

Definition of standing O

: a standing ovation

Examples of standing O in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fans in the left field pavilion greeted him with a standing O to start the game. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Apr. 2022 The trio received a lengthy standing O from the audience before the goofiness tipped off. Dan Snierson, EW.com, 28 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of standing O

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for standing O

ovation

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standing/open invitation

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“Standing O.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/standing%20O. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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