Part of speech: noun

The act of applauding; acclamation; approval.

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Usage examples "applause":

  1. He was so absorbed in the subject that he forgot the article was written by himself, and kept up a running applause with " hear!" - "Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897", Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
  2. Suddenly, a subdued murmur of applause and a slight rustle behind him recalled him to himself again. - "A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
  3. No applause, no lights, no stage? - "The Thing from the Lake", Eleanor M. Ingram.