The definition of applause is showing approval or praise by clapping.(noun)
An example of applause is when the entire audience claps their hands together after a children's play.
See applause in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L applausus, pp. of applaudere, applaud
See applause in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Medieval Latin applausus
Origin: , from past participle of Latin applaudere, to applaud; see applaud.
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