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

Definitions of acclamatory word

  • noun acclamatory a loud shout or other demonstration of welcome, goodwill, or approval. 1
  • noun acclamatory act of acclaiming. 1
  • noun acclamatory Liturgy. a brief responsive chant in antiphonal singing. 1
  • noun acclamatory Ecclesiastical. response (def 3a). 1
  • idioms acclamatory by acclamation, by an oral vote, often unanimous, expressing approval by shouts, hand-clapping, etc., rather than by formal ballot. 1
  • noun acclamatory Pertaining to, or expressing approval by, acclamation. 1

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Origin of acclamatory

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 Acclamatory


acclamatory 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.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for acclamatory

adj acclamatory

  • approbatory — approving; expressing approbation.
  • commendatory — serving to commend; expressing praise or approval
  • congratulatory — A congratulatory message expresses congratulations.
  • laudatory — containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker's laudatory remarks.
  • admiring — An admiring expression shows that you like or respect someone or something.

adjective acclamatory

  • complimentary — If you are complimentary about something, you express admiration for it.

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