ovational

ovation

[oh-vey-shuhn]
noun
1.
an enthusiastic public reception of a person, marked especially by loud and prolonged applause.
2.
Roman History. the ceremonial entrance into Rome of a commander whose victories were of a lesser degree of importance than that for which a triumph was accorded. Compare triumph ( def 4 ).

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin ovātiōn- (stem of ovātiō) a rejoicing, shouting, equivalent to ovāt(us) (past participle of ovāre to rejoice) + -iōn- -ion

ovational, adjective
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ovation (əʊˈveɪʃən)
 
n
1.  an enthusiastic reception, esp one of prolonged applause: a standing ovation
2.  a victory procession less glorious than a triumph awarded to a Roman general
 
[C16: from Latin ovātiō rejoicing, from ovāre to exult]
 
o'vational
 
adj

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ovation
1533, from L. ovationem (nom. ovatio) "a triumph, rejoicing," from ovare "exult, rejoice, triumph," probably imitative of a shout (cf. Gk. euazein "to utter cries of joy"). In Roman history, a lesser triumph, granted to a commander for achievements insufficient to entitle him to a triumph proper. Figurative
sense of "burst of enthusiastic applause" is first attested 1831.
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