1590–1600; < Latin applausus struck upon, applauded (past participle of applaudere), equivalent to ap- ap-1 + plaud- clap + -tus past participle suffix (Source: dictionary.com)
Late Middle English from medieval Latin applausus, from the verb applaudere (see applaud). (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Applause
- hand clapping as a demonstration of approval, appreciation, acclamation, or the like.
- any positive expression of appreciation or approval; acclamation.
- appreciation or praise, esp as shown by clapping the hands
- Approval or praise expressed by clapping.
- : marked commendation : acclaim the kind of applause every really creative writer wants— Robert Tallant
- : approval publicly expressed (as by clapping the hands) a round of applause
Example sentences for Applause
- He led the packed cathedral in applause for Ramos and Liu and asked Bratton to bring a message to the men and women of the NYPD.
- And one person started clapping, and then the whole room erupted in applause.
- Their speech was met “very warmly, with applause,” according to bishops briefing the press afterwards.
- “For someone to scream, that is like applause to us,” Harlacher said.
- Of course, this was greeted with a round of applause and whoops from her room of willingly incarcerated followers.
- Singularly, the men who most despise women are the ones who seek to have her applause.
- He sprawled into his seat amid a very tempest of applause and cheering.
- She had left the Assize Court acquitted, declared to be innocent, amid the applause of the crowd.
- This novel motion was received on the part of all who heard it with shouts of laughter and applause.
- There is a round of applause; the bill has been carried almost unanimously.
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