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Definition of applause noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

applause

 noun
noun
NAmE//əˈplɔz//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the noise made by a group of people clapping (= hitting their hands together) and sometimes shouting to show their approval or enjoyment Give her a big round of applause! The audience broke into thunderous applause.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: applause