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English definition of “standing ovation”

standing ovation

noun [C] uk   us  
an occasion when the people in an audience stand up to clap at the end of a performance or speech because they liked it very much: She received a standing ovation at the end of her speech.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
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