applaud, applause

  Pa'ipa'i lima, pa'ipa'i.

English-Hawaiian dictionary. 2015.

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  • Applause — (Latin applaudere, to strike upon, clap) is primarily the expression of approval by the act of clapping, or striking the palms of the hands together, in order to create noise. Audiences are usually expected to applaud after a performance, such as …   Wikipedia

  • applause — applause, acclamation, acclaim, plaudits denote public expression of approbation. Applause usually suggests loudness or liveliness of demonstration and often carries its literal implication of clapping hands {she waited until the applause died… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • applause — (n.) early 15c., from L. applausus, pp. of applaudere approve by clapping hands (see APPLAUD (Cf. applaud)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • applause — [ə plôz′] n. [L applausus, pp. of applaudere, APPLAUD] approval or praise, esp. as shown by clapping hands, cheering, etc …   English World dictionary

  • applaud — 01. The audience [applauded] wildly when the band appeared on stage. 02. The great composer Beethoven was deaf in his later years, and couldn t hear the [applause] of his audiences. 03. I think Frederick should be [applauded] for his courage in… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • applause — ap|plause [əˈplo:z US əˈplo:z] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Medieval Latin; Origin: applausus, from Latin, past participle of applaudere; APPLAUD] the sound of many people hitting their hands together and shouting, to show that they have enjoyed… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • applaud — verb /əˈplɔːd,əˈplɔd,əˈplɑd/ a) To express approval (of something) by clapping the hands. After the performance, the audience applauded for five minutes b) To praise, or express approval for something or someone. Although we dont like your… …   Wiktionary

  • applause — noun approval expressed by clapping. Origin ME: from med. L. applausus, from applaudere (see applaud) …   English new terms dictionary

  • applause — n. 1 an expression of approbation, esp. from an audience etc. by clapping. 2 emphatic approval. Etymology: med.L applausus (as APPLAUD) …   Useful english dictionary

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