Origin of applause
Examples from the Web for applause
He led the packed cathedral in applause for Ramos and Liu and asked Bratton to bring a message to the men and women of the NYPD.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And one person started clapping, and then the whole room erupted in applause.‘Pride’: The Feel-Good Movie of the Year, and the Film Rupert Murdoch Doesn’t Want You to See|Marlow Stern|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their speech was met “very warmly, with applause,” according to bishops briefing the press afterwards.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“For someone to scream, that is like applause to us,” Harlacher said.New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’|Justin Jones|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, this was greeted with a round of applause and whoops from her room of willingly incarcerated followers.
Singularly, the men who most despise women are the ones who seek to have her applause.The Lincoln Story Book|Henry L. Williams
He sprawled into his seat amid a very tempest of applause and cheering.Tom Slade on the River|Percy K. Fitzhugh
She had left the Assize Court acquitted, declared to be innocent, amid the applause of the crowd.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.|Guy de Maupassant
This novel motion was received on the part of all who heard it with shouts of laughter and applause.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
There is a round of applause; the bill has been carried almost unanimously.The Fight For The Republic in China|Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
British Dictionary definitions for applause
Word Origin and History for applause
early 15c., from Latin applausus, past participle of applaudere "approve by clapping hands" (see applaud).