applause


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ap·plause

 (ə-plôz′)
n.
1. Approval expressed especially by the clapping of hands.
2. Praise; commendation: a scientific discovery that won critical applause.

[Medieval Latin applausus, from past participle of Latin applaudere, to applaud; see applaud.]

applause

(əˈplɔːz)
n
appreciation or praise, esp as shown by clapping the hands

ap•plause

(əˈplɔz)

n.
1. hand clapping as a demonstration of approval or appreciation.
2. acclaim; acclamation.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin applausus, Latin: beating of wings]
ap•plau•sive (əˈplɔ sɪv, -zɪv) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.applause - a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands togetherapplause - a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
ovation, standing ovation - enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)
hand - a round of applause to signify approval; "give the little lady a great big hand"
handclap - a clap of the hands to indicate approval
round - an outburst of applause; "there was a round of applause"

applause

noun ovation, praise, cheering, cheers, approval, acclaim, clapping, accolade, big hand, commendation, hand-clapping, approbation, acclamation, eulogizing, plaudit They greeted him with thunderous applause.

applause

noun
1. Approval expressed by clapping:
Translations
تَصْفيقتَصْفيق إسْتِحْساني
potlesk
bifaldapplaus
aplodit
pljesakaplauz
taps
lófatak
拍手
박수
aplavzploskanje
applåd
การปรบมือแสดงความชื่นชม
tiếng vỗ tay tán thưởng

applause

[əˈplɔːz] N
1. (= clapping) → aplausos mpl
a round of applause for Peter!¡un aplauso para Peter!
there was loud applausesonaron fuertes aplausos
2. (= approval) → aprobación f; (= praise) → alabanza f, aplauso m
to win the applause ofganarse la aprobación de

applause

[əˈplɔːz] n (= clapping) → applaudissements mpl

applause

n no plApplaus m, → Beifall m (also fig), → Klatschen nt; to be greeted with applausemit Applaus or Beifall (also fig)begrüßt werden; to win somebody’s applausebei jdm Beifall finden

applause

[əˈplɔːz] napplauso (fig) → lode f, elogio

applaud

(əˈploːd) verb
to praise or show approval, by clapping the hands. to applaud a speech / a singer.
apˈplause (-z) noun
praise or approval, expressed by clapping. The President received great applause at the end of his speech.

applause

تَصْفيق potlesk bifald Applaus χειροκρότημα aplauso aplodit applaudissements pljesak applauso 拍手 박수 applaus applaus oklaski aplauso аплодисменты applåd การปรบมือแสดงความชื่นชม alkış tiếng vỗ tay tán thưởng 鼓掌
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As it proceeded, all movement and all sound ceased, and the deep silence of an absorbed and waiting suspense settled upon the house; and when at last the words came, "THEY DO NOT EVEN RESEMBLE," a thundercrash of applause followed and the house sprang to its feet, but was quickly repressed by official force and brought to order again.
The president, Sir Francis M , made an important communication to his colleagues, in an address that was frequently interrupted by applause.
When she vanished there were long rollings of applause.
She rushed full gallop through her changes of character, her songs, and her dialogue; making mistakes by the dozen, and never stopping to set them right; carrying the people along with her in a perfect whirlwind, and never waiting for the applause. The whole thing was over twenty minutes sooner than the time we had calculated on.
But he got through safely, though cruelly scared, and got a fine round of applause when he made his manufactured bow and retired.
(physically) an excessive development of the muscles, purchased at the expense of an excessive strain on the heart and the lungs--(morally), glory; conferred at the moment by the public applause; confirmed the next day by a report in the newspapers.
Rebecca performed her part so well, and with such ghastly truth, that the spectators were all dumb, until, with a burst, all the lamps of the hall blazed out again, when everybody began to shout applause. "Brava!
In that moment, down came the Invincible, with the rush of a whirlwind -- the courtly world rose to its feet and bent forward -- the fateful coils went circling through the air, and before you could wink I was towing Sir Launcelot across the field on his back, and kissing my hand to the storm of waving kerchiefs and the thunder-crash of applause that greeted me!
When the curtain at last fell, he burst into the stormiest applause, and kept it up--as did the whole house--until the afflictive tenor had come three times before the curtain to make his bow.
I do not hesitate to state, baldly, that any war which would recall us to arms would be welcome!" (Tremendous applause!) "But war, gentlemen, is impossible under existing circumstances; and, however we may desire it, many years may elapse before our cannon shall again thunder in the field of battle.
This speech was greeted by much laughter and applause. And the applause grew to a roar when Pinocchio, the famous Donkey, appeared in the circus ring.
When, from a snug corner of the manager's box, he beheld Miss Snevellicci in all the glories of white muslin with a golden hem, and Mrs Crummles in all the dignity of the outlaw's wife, and Miss Bravassa in all the sweetness of Miss Snevellicci's confidential friend, and Miss Belvawney in the white silks of a page doing duty everywhere and swearing to live and die in the service of everybody, he could scarcely contain his admiration, which testified itself in great applause, and the closest possible attention to the business of the scene.