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applause

noun [U] uk   /əˈplɔːz/ us    /-ˈplɑːz/
C1 the sound of people clapping their hands repeatedly to show enjoyment or approval of something such as a performance or speech: His speech met with (= received) loud applause. So let's have a round of applause, please, for (= please applaud) a very talented young lady who is going to sing for us.
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in Korean 갈채…
in Arabic تَصْفيق…
in Portuguese aplauso…
in Catalan aplaudiments…
in Japanese 拍手, 拍手喝采…
in Italian applauso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼓掌(對演出或演講等表示讚賞)…
in Russian аплодисменты…
in Turkish alkış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼓掌(对演出或演讲等表示赞赏)…
in Polish oklaski, brawa…
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