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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Applause  \Ap*plause"\,  n.  [L.  applaudere  applausum  See 
  {Applaud}.] 
  The  act  of  applauding;  approbation  and  praise  publicly 
  expressed  by  clapping  the  hands,  stamping  or  tapping  with  the 
  feet,  acclamation,  huzzas  or  other  means  marked 
  commendation. 
 
  The  brave  man  seeks  not  popular  applause.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Acclaim;  acclamation;  plaudit;  commendation;  approval. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  applause 
  n  :  a  demonstration  of  approval  by  clapping  the  hands  together 
  [syn:  {hand  clapping},  {clapping}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  APPLAUSE,  n.  The  echo  of  a  platitude. 
 
 




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