Definition of ovation in English:

ovation

Syllabification: o·va·tion
Pronunciation: /ōˈvāSHən
 
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noun

  • 1A sustained and enthusiastic show of appreciation from an audience, especially by means of applause: the performance received a thundering ovation
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    • It also boasts the kind of ending that encourages an ovation from an enthusiastic audience.
    • York-based steel band Steel Expression added a modern twist to some festive classics and their version of Sleigh Ride received a long ovation from the audience.
    • Their singing was beautiful and they received a rapturous ovation from the audience.
    Synonyms
    round of applause, applause, hand-clapping, clapping, cheering, cheers, bravos, acclaim, acclamation, tribute, standing ovation
    informal (big) hand
  • 2 Roman History A processional entrance into Rome by a victorious commander, of lesser honor than a triumph.

Origin

early 16th century (sense 2): from Latin ovatio(n-), from ovare 'exult'. The word had the sense 'exultation' from the mid 17th to early 19th century.

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