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- First attested in 1541.
- From Latin acclāmātiō (“calling, exclamation, shout of approval”), from acclamo (“shout approval or disapproval of, shout out at”), from ad (“toward”) + clamo (“cry out”)
- Compare French acclamation.
acclamation (plural acclamations)
- A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
- On such a day, a holiday having been voted by acclamation, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children. -Robert Southey.
- The process of electing a person to a post in the absence of other nominees.
- With no one running against her, she won by acclamation.
- (art) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
- Acclamation medals are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded. - James Elmes
- (politics) An oral vote taken without formal ballot and with much fanfare; typically an overwhelmingly affirmative vote.
- See also Wikisaurus:applause
election of a standby
acclamation f (plural acclamations)