UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈplɔːz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈplɔz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə plôz)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ap•plause /əˈplɔz/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. hand clapping as a demonstration of approval or appreciation.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ap•plause  (ə plôz),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. hand clapping as a demonstration of approval, appreciation, acclamation, or the like.
  2. any positive expression of appreciation or approval; acclamation.
ap•plau•sive  (ə plôz),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Latin applausus struck upon, applauded (past participle of applaudere), equivalent. to ap- ap-1 + plaud- clap + -tus past participle suffix
  • 1590–1600
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged acclaim, plaudit, praise.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
applause /əˈplɔːz/ n
  1. appreciation or praise, esp as shown by clapping the hands
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