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See also: Applause
- (UK) enPR: əplôzʹ, IPA(key): /əˈplɔːz/
- Rhymes: -ɔːz
- (US) enPR: əplôzʹ, IPA(key): /əˈplɔz/
- (cot–caught merger) enPR: əpläz', IPA(key): /əˈplɑz/
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- The act of applauding; approbation and praise publicly expressed by the clapping of hands, stamping or tapping of the feet, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation.
- Synonyms: acclaim, acclamation, approbation, approval, commendation, plaudit; see also Thesaurus:applause, Thesaurus:praise
- 1880, Mark Twain [pseudonym; Samuel Langhorne Clemens], chapter XLVI, in A Tramp Abroad; […], Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Company; London: Chatto & Windus, →OCLC, page 535:
- A few days before, the adulations and applauses of a nation were sounding in her [Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma's] ears, and now she was come to this!
- 1904 April 30, A[rthur] Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Six Napoleons”, in The Return of Sherlock Holmes, New York, N.Y.: McClure, Phillips & Co., published February 1905, →OCLC, page 232:
- Lestrade and I sat silent for a moment, and then, with a spontaneous impulse, we both broke at clapping, as at the well-wrought crisis of a play. […] It was at such moments that for an instant he [Sherlock Holmes] ceased to be a reasoning machine, and betrayed his human love for admiration and applause.
act of applauding
- (Classical) IPA(key): /apˈplau̯.se/, [äpˈpɫ̪äu̯s̠ɛ]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /apˈplau̯.se/, [äpˈpläːu̯se]