applause · noun U /əˈplɔːz/Full view
C1 when people make a noise by clapping their hands to show they have enjoyed or approve of something
Dictionary example:

There was loud applause at the end of her speech.

Learner example:

Still the audience was very pleased, because they gave massive applause at the end. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Dutch)

round of applause
C2 when people clap
Dictionary example:

The crowd gave him a huge round of applause.

Learner example:

It was unbelievable, there was a round of applause and some people couldn't help crying. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Turkish)

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