1. applause

noun. ['əˈplɔz'] a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together.


  • handclap
  • clapping
  • commendation
  • hand clapping
  • approval
  • hand
  • standing ovation
  • ovation


  • square
  • angular
  • praise
  • top

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Rhymes with Applause

  • withdraws
  • laidlaw's
  • straws
  • mccaw's
  • macaws
  • inlaws
  • guffaws
  • because
  • prause
  • ocaw's
  • glaus
  • flaws
  • draws
  • draus
  • claws
  • clause
  • claus'
  • claus
  • brause
  • waugh's
  • was
  • thaws
  • tawes
  • sias
  • shaw's
  • saws
  • sause
  • saus
  • paws
  • pause

How do you pronounce applause?

Pronounce applause as əˈplɔz.

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Sentences with applause

1. Noun, singular or mass
Segue from the thunderous applause of your opening number to the introduction of your first act.

2. Adverb
Give the prize to the person who receives the most applause in each category.

Quotes about applause

1. I love like a leaf in the wind. Please, hold your applause until the end of the performance (the last day of fall).
- Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

2. A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke.
- Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or, Part I

3. My cabinet was made by hand. My applause is also made by hand, and I stood there clapping the whole time the carpenter was making my cabinet.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE