ovation

[ oh-vey-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. an enthusiastic public reception of a person, marked especially by loud and prolonged applause.

  2. Roman History. the ceremonial entrance into Rome of a commander whose victories were of a lesser degree of importance than that for which a triumph was accorded.: Compare triumph (def. 4).

Origin of ovation

1
1525–35; <Latin ovātiōn- (stem of ovātiō) a rejoicing, shouting, equivalent to ovāt(us) (past participle of ovāre to rejoice) + -iōn--ion

Other words from ovation

  • o·va·tion·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ovation

ovation

/ (əʊˈveɪʃən) /


noun
  1. an enthusiastic reception, esp one of prolonged applause: a standing ovation

  2. a victory procession less glorious than a triumph awarded to a Roman general

Origin of ovation

1
C16: from Latin ovātiō rejoicing, from ovāre to exult

Derived forms of ovation

  • ovational, adjective

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