Definition of standing ovation in English:

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standing ovation

Pronunciation: /ˈstandiNG ōˈvāSHən/


A period of prolonged applause during which those in the crowd or audience rise to their feet.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: stand·ing o·va·tion

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