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Meaning of “applause” in the English Dictionary

"applause" in British English

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applausenoun [U]

uk   /əˈplɔːz/  us   /-ˈplɑːz/
C1 the ​sound of ​peopleclappingtheirhandsrepeatedly 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 (= ​pleaseapplaud) a very ​talentedyounglady who is going to ​sing for us.

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(Definition of applause from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"applause" in American English

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applausenoun [U]

 us   /əˈplɔz/
the ​action or ​sound made by a ​number of ​peopleclappingtheirhandsrepeatedly to show ​theirenjoyment or ​approval, esp. of a ​performance or ​speech
(Definition of applause from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “applause”
in Arabic تَصْفيق…
in Korean 갈채…
in Portuguese aplauso…
in Catalan aplaudiments…
in Japanese 拍手, 拍手喝采…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼓掌(对演出或演讲等表示赞赏)…
in Turkish alkış…
in Russian аплодисменты…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼓掌(對演出或演講等表示讚賞)…
in Italian applauso…
in Polish oklaski, brawa…
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