(obsolete) Applause; applauding.
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.
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.’;
To express approval (of something) by clapping the hands.
‘After the performance, the audience applauded for five minutes.’;
a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
To praise, or express approval for something or someone.
‘Although we don't like your methods, we applaud your motives.’;
Applause (Latin applaudere, to strike upon, clap) is primarily a form of ovation or praise expressed by the act of clapping, or striking the palms of the hands together, in order to create noise. Audiences usually applaud after a performance, such as a musical concert, speech, or play, as a sign of enjoyment and approval.
To show approval of by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.
‘I would applaud thee to the very echo,That should applaud again.’;
To praise by words; to express approbation of; to commend; to approve.
‘By the gods, I do applaud his courage.’;
To express approbation loudly or significantly.
clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
express approval of;
‘I applaud your efforts’;