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Definitions for applause
əˈplɔzap·plause

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. applause, hand clapping, clappingnoun

    a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

Wiktionary

  1. applausenoun

    The act of applauding; approbation and praise publicly expressed by the clapping of hands, stamping or tapping of the feet, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation.

  2. Etymology: From the applausus, from applaudo (whence the verb applaud).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Applausenoun

    Approbation loudly expressed; praise.

    Etymology: applausus, Lat.

    This general applause, and chearful shout,
    Argues your wisdom and your love to Richard. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    Sylla wept,
    And chid her barking waves into attention;
    And fell Charybdis murmur’d soft applause. John Milton, Comus.

    Those that are so fond of applause, how little do they taste it when they have it? South.

    See their wide streaming wounds; they neither came
    For pride of empire, nor desire of fame;
    Kings fight for kingdoms, madmen for applause,
    But love for love alone, that crowns the lover’s cause. John Dryden, Fables.

Wikipedia

  1. Applause

    Applause (Latin applaudere, to strike upon, clap) is primarily a form of ovation or praise expressed by the act of clapping, or striking the palms of the hands together, in order to create noise. Audiences usually applaud after a performance, such as a musical concert, speech, or play, as a sign of enjoyment and approval.

ChatGPT

  1. applause

    Applause is the act of showing approval, appreciation, or praise typically through clapping one's hands together repeatedly. It is a common gesture of recognition given during or after performances, speeches, or significant actions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Applausenoun

    the act of applauding; approbation and praise publicly expressed by clapping the hands, stamping or tapping with the feet, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation

Wikidata

  1. Applause

    Applause is primarily the expression of approval by the act of clapping, or striking the palms of the hands together, in order to create noise. Audiences are usually expected to applaud after a performance, such as a musical concert, speech, or play. In most western countries, audience members clap their hands at random to produce a constant noise; however, it tends to synchronize naturally to a weak degree. As a form of mass nonverbal communication, it is a simple indicator of the average relative opinion of the entire group; the louder and longer the noise, the stronger the sign of approval.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of applause in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of applause in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of applause in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.

  2. Arthur Schnabel:

    Applause is a receipt, not a bill.

  3. Horace:

    One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.

  4. Dan Fellman:

    It's a film where there's a lot of applause at the end of the movie.

  5. Robert Evans:

    Well, I can tell you, walking into the store... it was a little bit intimidating. A lot of mixed emotions, and through this process of rebuilding and getting the store put back together, you can see the laughter, the smiles and the applause between each other and support. That's what really makes it a good recovery.

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