Definition of standing ovation in English:

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standing ovation

noun

A period of prolonged applause during which the crowd or audience rise to their feet: the Chancellor was given a standing ovation
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  • It was the first time I have ever seen a crowd give a standing ovation to an audience member.
  • The audience thanked Lorin Maazel and the orchestra with enthusiastic applause, standing ovations, and bravos.
  • Muffled sobs were heard before the audience leapt to its feet in a thunderous standing ovation.

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