the wave

noun

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: a movement made by a group of people especially in a stadium or arena in which individual people stand up or raise arms overhead and then come down again according to where they are sitting in order to create the appearance of an ocean wave

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“The wave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20wave. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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