Part of speech: noun

An expression of popular homage, as to a victor.

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Usage examples "ovation":

  1. The events leading to that ovation of the twenty- fourth of October are of interest. - "The Future Belongs to the People", Karl Liebknecht.
  2. There was a constant passage of vehicles Stormward in the fortnight she remained there, ranging from humble farm- wagons to luxurious limousines; for not only her neighbors shared in the ovation, but people from her girlhood's home recalled the old- time friendship, and made haste to renew it. - "Kildares of Storm", Eleanor Mercein Kelly.
  3. But Pizarro, with more discretion, declined the honors of an ovation while the country remained in the hands of his enemies. - "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.