Definition of ovator in English:

ovator

noun

  • 1Roman History. A person who receives an ovation. rare.

  • 2Informal. A person who takes part in an enthusiastic welcome or round of applause.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Sylvanus Morgan (1620–1693), arms painter and author. From ovate + -or, probably originally after post-classical Latin ovator one who rejoices.

Pronunciation

ovator

/əʊˈveɪtə/