applause


applause
noun
ADJECTIVE
deafening, loud, thunderous, tumultuous (esp. BrE)
enthusiastic, rapturous, warm, wild
prolonged (esp. BrE), sustained
spontaneous

a little burst of spontaneous applause

muted (esp. BrE), polite

To muted applause a small flag was raised over the building.

… OF APPLAUSE
burst (esp. BrE), ripple (esp. BrE), roar, round

The crowd gave them a round of applause.

VERB + APPLAUSE
be greeted with, draw, earn, get, receive, win

The speech drew loud applause.

break into, burst into

The audience broke into applause.

hear
acknowledge

She stood back and acknowledged the applause of the crowd.

deserve

He deserves the respect and applause of his colleagues.

APPLAUSE + VERB
break out, erupt, greet sb/sth

A great roar of applause broke out.

Wild applause greeted this remark.

echo

Applause echoed around the hall.

grow
die away, die down, subside

The applause died down as the curtain closed.

PREPOSITION
to applause

He left the stage to thunderous applause.

applause for

There was a ripple of applause for the speaker.

applause from

This remark brought applause from the audience.


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