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noun [uncountable] applause pronunciation in British English /əˈplɔːz/

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  1. the sound made by people applauding a performance, speech etc

    Her speech drew enthusiastic applause.

    thunderous/rapturous applause:

    Gere walked onto the stage amid thunderous applause.

    a round of applause:

    Let's have a round of applause for all the organizers.

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