Definition of standing ovation in English:

standing ovation


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

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

/ˈstandiNG ōˈvāSHən/