standing ovation

noun

: 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.

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“Standing ovation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/standing%20ovation. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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