Definition of standing ovation in US English:

standing ovation

noun

  • A period of prolonged applause during which those in the crowd or audience rise to their feet.

    • ‘It was the first time I have ever seen a crowd give a standing ovation to an audience member.’
    • ‘He was interrupted repeatedly by enthusiastic applause, including several standing ovations.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the guest of honour received a standing ovation from the whole audience.’
    • ‘The audience loved her and let her know with loud applause and standing ovations.’
    • ‘The black-tie audience gave Berlusconi two standing ovations.’
    • ‘All of these points drew standing ovations from the audience of about 5,000 at the National Council of La Raza.’
    • ‘John was accorded a standing ovation by the large crowd for his commitment and contribution to the club.’
    • ‘She was met with a standing ovation from the audience and the poster remained.’
    • ‘And at the end of the performance, we rose to our feet and gave a standing ovation.’
    • ‘Anthony brought the house down and got a standing ovation from the audience.’
    • ‘The grand finale brought a beguiled and enthralled audience to their feet for a standing ovation.’
    • ‘It made a change to see an all male cast on stage and the audience reacted with a standing ovation at the end.’
    • ‘Muffled sobs were heard before the audience leapt to its feet in a thunderous standing ovation.’
    • ‘The crowd gave him a standing ovation at either end of the event.’
    • ‘They received a standing ovation from the huge crowd who had come to pay them tribute.’
    • ‘He received his award to a standing ovation and the applause could be heard in Belmullet.’
    • ‘The group are getting large crowds and standing ovations for this at other venues and it is expected that it will be a sell-out on Friday night in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.’
    • ‘He writes of standing ovations from the overfill audience at last night's meeting.’
    • ‘The audience thanked Lorin Maazel and the orchestra with enthusiastic applause, standing ovations, and bravos.’
    • ‘Despite my opinions, these two performers were crowd favourites, earning standing ovations by the end of the show.’
    round of applause, applause, handclapping, clapping, cheering, cheers, bravos, acclaim, acclamation, praise, plaudits, laurels, tribute, accolade, bouquets
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Pronunciation

standing ovation

/ˈstandiNG ōˈvāSHən/