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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  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. Sir Richard Francis Burton:

    Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws.

  2. Richard Lewis:

    What will happen next Sunday is Centre Court will be packed for the men's final and I'm sure people will be able to follow World Cup final, it's not unheard of for there to be a ripple of applause or a shout when something special happens in a football tournament, and I'm sure everybody will understand if it does.

  3. Bong Joon-ho:

    Thank you for the applause, I would like send a round of applause back to you all for coping so well with the coronavirus, i will join the effort to overcome the corona by washing my hands diligently. Happy to be home.

  4. Robert Montgomery:

    If you achieve success, you will get applause, and if you get applause, you will hear it. My advice to you concerning applause is this enjoy it but never quite believe it.

  5. 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.

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