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Pronunciation:  `aklu'meyshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"

ACCLAMATION is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: acclaim, eclat, plaudit, plaudits
 See Also: approval, commendation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ac`cla*ma"tion\, n. [L. acclamatio: cf. F.
    1. A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression
       of approval; loud applause.
             On such a day, a holiday having been voted by
             acclamation, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the
             children.                             --Southey.
    2. (Antiq.) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of
       people expressing joy.
    {Acclamation medals} are those on which laudatory
       acclamations are recorded. --Elmes.
  2. \Ac`cla*ma"tion\, n.
    In parliamentary usage, the act or method of voting orally
    and by groups rather than by ballot, esp. in elections;
    specif. (R. C. Ch.), the election of a pope or other
    ecclesiastic by unanimous consent of the electors, without a
Thesaurus Terms
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