applause
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin applausus, from Latin, beating of wings, from applaudere Date: 15th century 1. marked commendation ; acclaim <
the kind of applause every really creative writer wants — Robert Tallant
>
2. approval publicly expressed (as by clapping the hands)

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  • Applause — Ap*plause , n. [L. applaudere, applausum. See {Applaud}.] 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • applause — [n] clapping; expression of approval acclaim, acclamation, accolade, approbation, big hand, bring down the house*, cheering, cheers, commendation, eulogizing, hand, handclapping, hurrahs, kudos, laudation, ovation, plaudits, praise, rooting,… …   New thesaurus

  • applause — ► NOUN ▪ approval shown by clapping …   English terms dictionary

  • applause — [ə plôz′] n. [L applausus, pp. of applaudere, APPLAUD] approval or praise, esp. as shown by clapping hands, cheering, etc …   English World dictionary

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