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Approval or praise expressed by clapping,
  1. Approval or praise expressed by clapping
    • - they gave him a round of applause

  1. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
  2. Applause (Latin applaudere, to strike upon, clap) is primarily the expression of approval by the act of clapping, or striking the palms of the hands together, in order to create noise. Audiences are usually expected to applaud after a performance, such as a musical concert, speech, or play. ...
  3. Applause is a 1929 black and white "backstage" musical film, shot during the early years of sound films. Based on a novel by Beth Brown, the film was staged and directed by Rouben Mamoulian.
  4. Applause is a musical with a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Lauren Bacall won the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical.
  5. The act of applauding; approbation and praise publicly expressed by the clapping of hands, stamping or tapping of the feet, acclamation, huzzas, or other means; marked commendation
  6. In many chapters the standard clapping of hands has been replaced at meetings by snapping fingers.
  7. The normal way for an audience to show its appreciation. Unfortunately, applause in the middle of a piece drowns out the next part of the music, while applause at the end destroys the ensuing silence which is often an integral part of the music. ...
  8. It is acceptable (and appreciated!) to applaud after an overture. Singers perform arias in the middle of scenes, some of which will be recognizable to you. Show your appreciation if it's done well. Customarily, applauding at the end of each scene is appreciated. ...
  9. Approval, commonly expressed by clapping. An applause meter in a broadcast studio measures the sound volume of the applause, and it also can be used to intensify the sound or provide canned applause (the recorded sound of applause for a taped or filmed program). ...
  10. clapclapclap! / ¡plasplasplas!
  11. the echo of a platitude.
  12. (1970) (music: Charles Strouse, lyrics: Lee Adams)
  13. Sounds of clapping to show approval or praise.