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applause Syllabification: ap·plause
Pronunciation: /əˈplôz/

Definition of applause in English:


Approval or praise expressed by clapping: they gave him a round of applause
More example sentences
  • 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.
clapping, hand clapping, (standing) ovation;


Late Middle English: from medieval Latin applausus, from the verb applaudere (see applaud).

Words that rhyme with applause

Azores, cause, clause, Dors, drawers, gauze, hawse, indoors, Laws, outdoors, pause, plus-fours, quatorze, Santa Claus, taws, tawse, yaws, yours
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