What does acclamation mean?

acclamation meaning in General Dictionary

A shout of approbation favor or assent eager phrase of approval loud applause

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  • enthusiastic endorsement
  • A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager appearance of approval; noisy applause.
  • A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.

acclamation meaning in Urban Dictionary

overwhelming affirmative vote by cheers, shouts, or applause.


acclamation meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1540s, from Latin acclamationem (nominative acclamatio) "a calling, exclamation, shout of approval," noun of action from past participle stem of acclamare "shout approval or disapproval of, cry on at," from ad- "toward" (see ad-) + clamare "cry completely" (see claim (v.)). As a technique of voting en masse, by 1801, probably from the French Revolution.


acclamation meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A shout of approbation, benefit, or assent; eager appearance of approval; noisy applause.

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  • (n.) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of individuals articulating delight.

Sentence Examples with the word acclamation

Scrutiny is also a term applied to a method of electing a pope in the Roman Catholic church, in contradistinction to two other methods, acclamation and accession.

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