The definition of acclamation is loudly showing approval or praise, usually by clapping or cheering.
An example of acclamation would be a standing ovation.
- 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
- 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 of acclamationLatin accl&amacron;m&amacron;ti&omacron;, accl&amacron;m&amacron;ti&omacron;n-, from accl&amacron;m&amacron;tus, past participle of accl&amacron;m&amacron;re, to shout at; see acclaim.
- A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
- On such a day, a holiday having been voted by acclamation, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children. -Robert Southey.
- The process of electing a person to a post in the absence of other nominees.
- (art) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
- Acclamation medals are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded. - James Elmes
- (Canada, politics) Without opposition in an election.
- With no one running against her, she won by acclamation.
- (politics) An oral vote taken without formal ballot and with much fanfare; typically an overwhelmingly affirmative vote.