- nounADJECTIVE▪ deafening, loud, thunderous, tumultuous (esp. BrE)▪ enthusiastic, rapturous, warm, wild▪ prolonged (esp. BrE), sustained▪ spontaneous▪
a little burst of spontaneous applause▪ muted (esp. BrE), polite▪
To muted applause a small flag was raised over the building.… OF APPLAUSE▪ burst (esp. BrE), ripple (esp. BrE), roar, round▪
The crowd gave them a round of applause.VERB + APPLAUSE▪ be greeted with, draw, earn, get, receive, win▪
The speech drew loud applause.▪ break into, burst into▪
The audience broke into applause.▪ hear▪ acknowledge▪
She stood back and acknowledged the applause of the crowd.▪ deserve▪
He deserves the respect and applause of his colleagues.APPLAUSE + VERB▪ break out, erupt, greet sb/sth▪
A great roar of applause broke out.▪
Wild applause greeted this remark.▪ echo▪
Applause echoed around the hall.▪ grow▪ die away, die down, subside▪
The applause died down as the curtain closed.PREPOSITION▪ to applause▪
He left the stage to thunderous applause.▪ applause for▪
There was a ripple of applause for the speaker.▪ applause from▪
This remark brought applause from the audience.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.