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Definition of "applause" []

  • Approval expressed especially by the clapping of hands. (noun)
  • Praise; commendation: a scientific discovery that won critical applause. (noun)
  • Appreciation or praise, esp as shown by clapping the hands (noun)

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Use "applause" in a sentence
  • "** applause, applause, applause** by Mars Caulton on Sunday, Jun 15, 2008 at 2: 47: 38 AM"
  • "Some very good performing is done, but Spanish jokes by the clowns and very daring feats on horseback are the only acts which gain applause from the Mexicans."
  • "So the applause is a natural byproduct of that emotion."