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English definition of “ovation”

ovation

noun [C] uk   /əʊˈveɪ.ʃən/ us    /oʊ-/
an occasion when a crowd of people expresses great enjoyment and/or approval of something with loud and long clapping: She was given a standing ovation (= the crowd stood up while they clapped) at the end of her speech.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
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