- The definition of acclamation is loudly showing approval or praise, usually by clapping or cheering.
An example of acclamation would be a standing ovation.
acclamation definition by Webster's New World
- an acclaiming or being acclaimed
- loud applause or strong approval
- a vote by voice; esp., an enthusiastic approving vote without an actual count: elected by acclamation
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- acclamatory adjective
acclamation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A shout or salute of enthusiastic approval.
- An oral vote, especially an enthusiastic vote of approval taken without formal ballot: a motion passed by acclamation.
Origin: Latin acclāmātiō, acclāmātiōn-, from acclāmātus, past participle of acclāmāre, to shout at; see acclaim.
- ac·clamˈa·toˌry adjective