ovation

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English[edit]

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From Latin ovationem, accusative of ovatio, from ovo (I exult).

Noun[edit]

ovation (plural ovations)

  1. Prolonged enthusiastic applause.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity:
      Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.
  2. (Ancient Rome) A victory ceremony of less importance than a triumph.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ovatio.

Noun[edit]

ovation f (plural ovations)

  1. ovation