Complete Definition of "applause"

English

Etymology
Latin applaudere, applausum. See Applaud.

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /ʌˈplɔs/

Noun
en-noun|-

  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; plaudit; commendation; approval.

Quotations
<blockquote>
Lestrade and I sat silent for a moment, and then, with a
spontaneous impulse, we both broke at clapping, as at the
well-wrought crisis of a play. A flush of colour sprang to
Holmes's pale cheeks, and he bowed to us like the master
dramatist who receives the homage of his audience. It was
at such moments that for an instant he ceased to be a
reasoning machine, and betrayed his human love for admiration
and applause. The same singularly proud and reserved nature
which turned away with disdain from popular notoriety was
capable of being moved to its depths by spontaneous wonder
and praise from a friend.
<BR>
&mdash;Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
</blockquote>

Translations

Chinese: 鼓掌
Croatian: t-|hr|aplauz|m
French: t|fr|acclamer
German: t+|de|Applaus|m
Hebrew: תשואות (tshu'ot) f|p
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Japanese: 拍手 (hakushu)
Turkish: alkış

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