- An expression of approval or praise by clapping the hands.
- A sign or expression of approval or praise.
Late middle english: from old french aplaus, from latin applaudere "clap the hands".
- The audience gave a round of applause.
- He received a standing ovation and prolonged applause.
- The applause was thunderous as the band took the stage.
- The audience gave a thunderous applause.
- The applause was spontaneous, showing the audience's appreciation for the performance.