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.

  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.

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

Freebase

  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. Andrzej Matusiak:

    The concerts we recorded happened without the public. It was weird, it was surprising, for us and for the pianists. They were playing and there was no audience, no applause at the end.

  2. Alec Waugh:

    A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.

  3. Satoshi Kodaira:

    I knew it was on target but didn’t see it go in, i heard the applause, so I knew it went in.

  4. Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog:

    The painful truth is that after all the applause, Netanyahu is alone and Israel is isolated.

  5. Joe Russo:

    Give yourself a round of applause, you made the Marvel Universe happen and we couldnt be more grateful.

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