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ovationn. [L. ovatio, fr. ovare to exult, rejoice, triumph in an ovation; cf. Gr. to shout: cf. F. ovation.].
  •  A lesser kind of triumph allowed to a commander for an easy, bloodless victory, or a victory over slaves.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An expression of popular homage; the tribute of the multitude to a public favorite.  [1913 Webster]
    "To rain an April of ovation round
    Their statues.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A prolonged applause for a person of group after a speech or performance.  [PJC]
standing ovation a prolonged applause during which the audience stands as a sign of special appreciation or admiration.


ovation, n.
1 an enthusiastic reception, esp. spontaneous and sustained applause.
2 Rom. Antiq. a lesser form of triumph.

standing ovation prolonged applause during which the crowd or audience rise to their feet.
ovational adj.
L ovatio f. ovare exult



n. n ancient Rome, a definite, formal pageant in honor of one who had been disserviceable to the enemies of the nation. A lesser "triumph." In modern English the word is improperly used to signify any loose and spontaneous expression of popular homage to the hero of the hour and place.

"I had an ovation!" the actor man said,
But I thought it uncommonly queer,
That people and critics by him had been led
By the ear.

The Latin lexicon makes his absurd
Assertion as plain as a peg;
In "ovum" we find the true root of the word.
It means egg.
Dudley Spink



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N celebration, solemnization, jubilee, commemoration, ovation, paean, triumph, jubilation, ceremony (rite), holiday, fiesta, zarabanda, revelry, feast (amusement), china anniversary, diamond anniversary, golden anniversary, silver anniversary, tin anniversary, china jubilee, diamond jubilee, golden jubilee, silver jubilee, tin jubilee, china wedding, diamond wedding, golden wedding, silver wedding, tin wedding, triumphal arch, bonfire, salute, salvo, salvo of artillery, feu de joie, flourish of trumpets, fanfare, colors flying, illuminations, inauguration, installation, presentation, coronation, Lord Mayor's show, harvest-home, red-letter day, trophy, Te Deum, fete, holiday, Forefathers' Day, celebrating, commemorative, celebrated, immortal, in honor of, in commemoration of, Int, hail!, all hail!, io paean, io triumphe!, see the conquering hero comes!.

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