WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ac•cla•ma•tion /ˌækləˈmeɪʃən/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. a loud demonstration of welcome or approval:The speech was greeted with acclamation.
  2. Idiomsan affirmative vote by shouts or applause instead of by ballot:was elected by acclamation.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ac•cla•ma•tion  (ak′lə māshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a loud shout or other demonstration of welcome, goodwill, or approval.
  2. act of acclaiming.
  3. [Liturgy,]a brief responsive chant in antiphonal singing.
  4. [Eccles.]response (def. 3a).
  5. by acclamation, by an oral vote, often unanimous, expressing approval by shouts, hand-clapping, etc., rather than by formal ballot.
ac•clam•a•to•ry  (ə klamə tôr′ē, -tōr′ē),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Latin acclāmātiōn- (stem of acclāmātiō) a shouting, equivalent. to acclāmāt(us) (past participle of acclāmāre; see acclaim, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
  • 1535–45;


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

acclamation /ˌækləˈmeɪʃən/ n
  1. an enthusiastic reception or exhibition of welcome, approval, etc
  2. an expression of approval by a meeting or gathering through shouts or applause
  3. Canadian an instance of electing or being elected without opposition

acclamatory /əˈklæmətərɪ -trɪ/ adj



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