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Meaning of OVATION

Pronunciation:  'owveyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.
                                               --Tennyson.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acclaim, acclamation, anniversaries, applause, big hand, burst of applause, celebrating, celebration, ceremony, cheer, cheering, cheers, clap, clapping, clapping of hands, commemoration, dressing ship, eclat, encore, fanfare, fanfaronade, festivity, flourish of trumpets, hand, handclap, handclapping, holiday, jubilee, kudos, laudation, marking the occasion, memorialization, memory, observance, plaudit, plaudits, popularity, praise, rejoicing, religious rites, remembrance, revel, rite, ritual observance, round of applause, salute, salvo, solemn observance, solemnization, testimonial, testimonial banquet, testimonial dinner, thunder of applause, toast, tribute, triumph
 

 

 

 

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