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applause Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
    hand clapping; clapping.
WordNet

Ap*plause" noun
Etymology
L. applaudere, appausum. See Applaud.
Definitions
  1. The act of applauding; approbation and praise publicly expressed by clapping the hands, stamping or tapping with the feet, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation.
    The brave man seeks not popular applause. Dryden.
    Syn. -- Acclaim; acclamation; plaudit; commendation; approval.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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