standing ovation

noun

Definition of standing ovation

  1. :  an occurrence in which the people at a play, speech, sporting event, etc., stand up and applaud to show enthusiastic approval or appreciation The crowd gave her a standing ovation.

Word by Word Definitions

standingplay
  1. :  not yet cut or harvested

    :  upright on the feet or base :  erect

    :  not flowing :  stagnant

  1. :  a place to stand in :  location

    :  a position from which one may assert or enforce legal rights and duties

    :  length of service or experience especially as determining rank, pay, or privilege

ovationplay
  1. :  a ceremony attending the entering of Rome by a general who had won a victory of less importance than that for which a triumph was granted

    :  an expression or demonstration of popular acclaim especially by enthusiastic applause


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