What is another word for ovations?

24 synonyms found


[ ə͡ʊvˈe͡ɪʃənz], [ ə‍ʊvˈe‍ɪʃənz], [ əʊ_v_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n_z]

How to use "Ovations" in context?

The word "ovation" derives from the Ancient Greek word ouvo, meaning an expression of joy or pleasure. Ovation originally referred to the loud and prolonged cheering that accompanied a successful theatrical performance. Today, ovation is used more broadly to refer to any manifestation of applause, including standing ovations at a performance, a congratulatory round of applause, and even a spontaneous outburst of admiration.

The practice of giving and receiving ovation dates back to antiquity. The ancient Greeks would often bring flowers and hold banquet in celebration of a public figure's successes.

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