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 Dictionary entry overview: What does applause mean? 

  The noun APPLAUSE has 1 sense:

1. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

  Familiarity information: APPLAUSE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


applause; clapping; hand clapping

Hypernyms ("applause" is a kind of...):

approval; commendation (a message expressing a favorable opinion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "applause"):

hand (a round of applause to signify approval)

handclap (a clap of the hands to indicate approval)

round (an outburst of applause)

Holonyms ("applause" is a part of...):

ovation; standing ovation (enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause))

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