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acclamation

ac·cla·ma·tion

acclamation

 
 
pronunciation:
ae kl meI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: enthusiastic applause; loud expression of approval.
The orchestra's performance was followed by thunderous acclamation.
synonyms:
acclaim, plaudits
similar words:
applause, bravo, cheers, curtain call, hand, ovation
definition 2: a vote by voice or applause, showing virtually unanimous approval.
synonyms:
acclaim
similar words:
approval
derivation: acclamatory (adj.)
Word Parts
The word acclamation contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
clam, claim Latin root that means to cry out