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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: L applausus, pp. of applaudere, applaud
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- Approval expressed especially by the clapping of hands.
- Praise; commendation: a scientific discovery that won critical applause.
Origin: Medieval Latin applausus, from past participle of Latin applaudere, to applaud; see applaud.