- hand clapping as a demonstration of approval, appreciation, acclamation, or the like.
- any positive expression of appreciation or approval; acclamation.
Origin of applause
Synonyms for applause
Related Words for applausesacclaim, ovation, accolade, kudos, praise, commendation, acclamation, hand, cheering, approbation, plaudits, round, rooting, cheers, laudation
Examples from the Web for applauses
Historical Examples of applauses
During her life-time her success secured her the applauses of the world.Queen Elizabeth
Well, I must say that the applauses and the fees were honestly earned.
I left the hall; I scarcely listened to the applauses with which it rang.Devereux, Complete
By degrees all these sympathies and applauses had fallen from him.The Makers of Modern Rome
Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
When the old man had thus far spoken, the applauses were immoderate.The Book of Curiosities
- appreciation or praise, esp as shown by clapping the hands
early 15c., from Latin applausus, past participle of applaudere "approve by clapping hands" (see applaud).