Definition of standing ovation in English:

standing ovation

Syllabification: stand·ing o·va·tion


  • A period of prolonged applause during which those in the crowd or audience rise to their feet.
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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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