applause

See also: Applause

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An audience applauds.

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From Latin applausus, from applaudō (I strike against, I applaud) (whence applaud).

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applause (usually uncountable, plural applauses)

  1. 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.
    Synonyms: acclaim, acclamation, approbation, approval, commendation, plaudit; see also Thesaurus:applause, Thesaurus:praise

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applause

  1. vocative masculine singular of applausus