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English definition of “applause”

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.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of applause from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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