What does applause mean?

applause meaning in General Dictionary

The act of applauding approbation and praise openly expressed by clapping the fingers stamping or tapping using feet acclamation huzzas or any other means marked commendation

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  • a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
  • The work of applauding; approbation and praise openly expressed by clapping the fingers, stamping or tapping because of the feet, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation.

applause meaning in Etymology Dictionary

very early 15c., from Latin applausus, previous participle of applaudere "approve by clapping fingers" (see applaud).


applause meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The work of applauding; approbation and compliments openly expressed by clapping the hands, stamping or tapping aided by the legs, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation.


Sentence Examples with the word applause

As they passed us, the large craft and the gunboats in the harbour saluted and the seamen shouted applause for the master of the only little sail-boat that ventured out into the storm.

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