Definition of Standing ovation

1. Noun. Enthusiastic recognition (especially one accompanied by loud applause).

Exact synonyms: Ovation
Generic synonyms: Credit, Recognition
Terms within: Applause, Clapping, Hand Clapping

Definition of Standing ovation

1. Noun. Enthusiastic applause given by people who rise from a sitting position ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Standing Ovation

standing committee
standing committees
standing crop
standing down
standing end
standing ends
standing for
standing in
standing joke
standing jokes
standing on ceremony
standing operating procedure
standing order
standing orders
standing out
standing ovation (current term)
standing ovations
standing part
standing parts
standing plasma test
standing press
standing rib
standing rib roast
standing room
standing room only
standing seam
standing seams
standing stock
standing stone
standing stones

Literary usage of Standing ovation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. IRS Restructuring: Congressional Hearings edited by William V. Roth, Jr. (1999)
"... "Nice speech, Mr. President, but here is what it is going to do to the code." "You have got a standing ovation there and you have got them all ..."

2. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences Staff, Caroline K. McEuen (1980)
"... his equipment and techniques along with his results at the August 1914 AAS meeting at Evanston, he received an unprecedented standing ovation.116 Some ..."

3. Bolivia and Coca by James Painter (1994)
"... the "traditional legal uses" of coca leaf in its natural state, a change that was apparently greeted by a standing ovation by the convention delegates.8 ..."

4. Globalization of Materials R&d: Time for a National Strategyby National Research Council (U. S.) by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"The audience gave them a standing ovation. They knew something special had happened during this month, both on and off ..."

5. Foreign Policies of the Soviet Union by Richard Felix Staar (1991)
"Vlasov received a standing ovation, brief applause from Gorbachev, and "stony silence" from ..."

6. "A Time to Heal": The Diffusion of Listerism in Victorian Britain by Jerry L. Gaw (1999)
"... is greeted with a prolonged standing ovation at the International Congress of Medical Science in Amsterdam, where he replies to those who still object ..."

7. A Word a Day Intermediate by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Stephanie Wright, Sarita Chavez Silverman, Evan-Moor Corporation (2002)
"ovation noun a loud and enthusiastic show of approval emancipate verb to set free from slavery or control The choir received a standing ovation when they ..."

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