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applause

[ uh-plawz ]
/ əˈplɔz /
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noun

hand clapping as a demonstration of approval, appreciation, acclamation, or the like.
any positive expression of appreciation or approval; acclamation.

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Origin of applause

1590–1600; <Latin applausus struck upon, applauded (past participle of applaudere), equivalent to ap-ap-1 + plaud- clap + -tus past participle suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM applause

ap·plau·sive [uh-plaw-siv, -ziv], /əˈplɔ sɪv, -zɪv/, adjectiveself-ap·plause, nounun·ap·plau·sive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for applause

applause
/ (əˈplɔːz) /

noun

appreciation or praise, esp as shown by clapping the hands
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