- Approval or praise expressed by clapping: they gave him a round of applauseMore example sentences
clapping, hand clapping, (standing) ovation; acclamation
- They are burnt, diced or melted in acid in front of onlookers who react with polite applause.
- Strangely the crowd gave this the same polite applause as they had to the other points he had made.
- There was a round of polite applause as Theo stood and walked over to Isabel.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin applausus, from the verb applaudere (see applaud).