One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘everyone broke out in a massive round of applause’
clapping, handclapping, cheering, whistling, ovation, standing ovation, acclamation, cheers, whistles, bravos
curtain calls, encores
2‘the museum's sloping design won general applause’
praise, acclaim, acclamation, admiration, commendation, adulation, favour, approbation, approval, éclat, extolment, respect, eulogy
compliments, accolades, plaudits, tributes
informal brownie points, kudos
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