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Meaning of OVATION

Pronunciation:  'owveyshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)

OVATION is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: standing ovation
 See Also: applause, clapping, credit, hand clapping, recognition



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O*va"tion\, n. [L. ovatio, fr. ovare to exult, rejoice,
triumph in an ovation; cf. Gr. ? to shout: cf. F. ovation.]
1. (Rom. Antiq.) A lesser kind of triumph allowed to a
   commander for an easy, bloodless victory, or a victory
   over slaves.

2. Hence: An expression of popular homage; the tribute of the
   multitude to a public favorite.

         To rain an April of ovation round Their statues.

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