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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-luh-mey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæk ləˈmeɪ ʃən/
    • /ˌæk.ləˈmeɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-luh-mey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæk ləˈmeɪ ʃən/

Definitions of acclamation word

  • uncountable noun acclamation Acclamation is a noisy or enthusiastic expression of approval for someone or something. 3
  • uncountable noun acclamation If someone is chosen or elected by acclamation, they are elected without a written vote. 3
  • noun acclamation an enthusiastic reception or exhibition of welcome, approval, etc 3
  • noun acclamation an expression of approval by a meeting or gathering through shouts or applause 3
  • noun acclamation an instance of electing or being elected without opposition 3
  • noun acclamation an acclaiming or being acclaimed 3

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Origin of acclamation

First appearance:

before 1535
One of the 29% oldest English words
1535-45; < Latin acclāmātiōn- (stem of acclāmātiō) a shouting, equivalent to acclāmāt(us) (past participle of acclāmāre; see acclaim, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Acclamation


acclamation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for acclamation

noun acclamation

  • salutation — the act of saluting.
  • ovation — an enthusiastic public reception of a person, marked especially by loud and prolonged applause.
  • acclaim — If someone or something is acclaimed, they are praised enthusiastically.
  • applause — Applause is the noise made by a group of people clapping their hands to show approval.
  • jubilation — a feeling of or the expression of joy or exultation: Their jubilation subsided when they lost the second game.

Antonyms for acclamation

noun acclamation

  • silence — absence of any sound or noise; stillness.
  • disapproval — the act or state of disapproving; a condemnatory feeling, look, or utterance; censure: stern disapproval.
  • criticism — Criticism is the action of expressing disapproval of something or someone. A criticism is a statement that expresses disapproval.
  • jeering — to speak or shout derisively; scoff or gibe rudely: Don't jeer unless you can do better.

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