ovation ovation  /oʊ ˈveɪ ʃən/


  • (n) enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause)


  1. The audience leaps to a standing ovation well before he takes a deep breath and kills the famous coda.
  2. The audience exploded into a minute-long standing ovation.
  3. I spoke for six minutes and received a standing ovation.


  1. Ellisville Mayor Leads City Council Meeting After Booted From Office

    ELLISVILLE, MO (KTVI)– It was a triumphant return to a standing ovation for the Ellisville Mayor, Adam Paul, Tuesday night...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KPLR 11 St. Louis

  2. Nathan Baird: Leukemia battle unites Central Catholic, Winamac families

    The standing ovation in the Purdue Memorial Union ballroom started around 8:15 p.m. Monday night.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Journal & Courier

  3. Catholic parishioners applaud pastor’s words and give standing ovation

    The Rev. Raymond Thomas appeared teary-eyed at Sunday’s 11 a.m. Mass as parishioners gave him a standing ovation at Our Lady of Peace Parish at Mt. Carmel.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Star Beacon


  1. "I've dreamed about playing well in this building," James said after his fifth career 50-point game. "To get a standing ovation in the greatest basketball arena in the world, it is one of the best things that has ever happened to me."
    on Mar 6, 2008 By: LeBron James Source: New York Daily News

  2. "It was one of the loudest rounds of ovation and applause that I have been a part of in my entire life," Tebow said Monday. "The team, the players clapped probably for three or four minutes and didn't stop. You could see coach Addazio getting...
    on Dec 28, 2009 By: Tim Tebow Source: Dayton Daily News

  3. "It was awesome," Rodriguez said after the game. "What happened today out there was unbelievable. A standing ovation my first time up, it was awesome. I got some goose bumps when that happened. The video that they did in the third inning was...
    on Jun 18, 2009 By: Ivan Rodriguez Source: USA Today

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