What does applause mean?

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.

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

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

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  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. Elizabeth Elton Smith:

    There is an applause superior to that of the multitudes one's own.

  2. 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.

  3. Eddie Rispone:

    Can we give President Trump a round of applause, that man loves America, and he loves Louisiana. He came down here three times specifically to try to help us.

  4. Alejandro Fernandez:

    To die on stage is to take to the grave what you most love in this life, your presence, your affection, your respect and your applause.

  5. Glenn Foley:

    The applause tells the story, but Goodell should have squashed it immediately and said, ‘We’re in the process of educating players.’ CTE is real. Adams is 20-something years old, stir crazy right now, in the New York spotlight. I don’t blame him for saying that. But to ignore CTE is to ignore the facts. That’s not the message the NFL wants.

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    a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    • A. aspiration
    • B. fancy
    • C. assortment
    • D. humility

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