• WordNet 3.6
    • n acclamation enthusiastic approval "the book met with modest acclaim","he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd","they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Acclamation (Antiq) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
    • Acclamation A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause. "On such a day, a holiday having been voted by acclamation , an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children."
    • Acclamation (R. C. Ch) In parliamentary usage, the act or method of voting orally and by groups rather than by ballot, esp. in elections;
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acclamation A shout or other demonstration of applause, indicating joy, hearty assent, approbation, or good will. Acclamations are expressed by hurrahs, by clapping of hands, and often by repeating such cries as Long live the queen! Vive l'empereur! Er lebe hoch! etc.
    • n acclamation In deliberative assemblies, the spontaneous approval or adoption of a resolution or measure by a unanimous viva voce vote, in distinction from a formal division or ballot.
    • n acclamation Something expressing praise or joy. Applied specifically— To forms of praise, thanksgiving, or felicitation at the close of ecclesiastical gatherings. To certain short inscriptions in the form of a wish or injunction, found mostly on tombs. To the responses of the congregation in antiphonal singing. In Roman antiquity, to representations in works of art, especially on coins or medals, of popular assent or approval, as of several figures (standing for the whole people, or a class, or a military division, etc.) greeting an official or benefactor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acclamation ak-klam-ā′shun a shout of applause—(poet.) Acclaim′
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  • Edmund Burke
    “We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. acclamatio,: cf. F. acclamation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. acclamāread, to, clamāre, -ātum, to shout. See Claim.


In literature:

All Ireland resounded with acclamation.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI." by Various
She found the whole party assembled in the dining-room, and her entrance was hailed with acclamations.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
Glad acclamations attended the progress of the royal cortege.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
There came but the one name before the convention, and Governor Obstinate was nominated for the Presidency by acclamation.
"The President" by Alfred Henry Lewis
He that had the most and loudest acclamations, was declared duly elected.
"Ideal Commonwealths" by Various
The toast was drunk with acclamation.
"Wandering Heath" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
She is married amidst the acclamations of a loyal populace.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
The first volume, which was received with such warm acclamation, is inferior to those that followed.
"Gibbon" by James Cotter Morison
The Republic hailed with acclamation the early honours of a noble, born to be one of their chief leaders.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
The Republic hailed with acclamation the early honours of a noble, born to be one of their chief leaders.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds

In poetry:

Her Majesty looked well considering her years,
And from the vast crowd burst forth joyous cheers;
And Her Majesty bowed to the shouts of acclamation,
And smiled upon the crowd with a loving look of admiration.
"The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

From 10th place at Charles Town, Acclamation has won seven straight.
It's Cam Newton, by acclamation , in Charlotte.
Warren Plots Course for Acclamation 's Season.
Reigning champion older male Acclamation cruised to a 2 3/4-length repeat victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar, extending his current winning streak to seven.
No Rust for Acclamation in Whittingham Return.
Capital News 9?s Josh Robin is reporting talk of a push for a vote by acclamation for Obama.
The AP is also reporting that the Clinton and OBama camps were negotiating to split the roll call after a few states cast their votes in favor of acclamation .
Eclipse Award winner Acclamation will again miss the Breeders' Cup World Championships due to injury.
Rarely in the international museum world has there been anything like the exhibition called "Al-Andalus," which opened at the Alhambra in Granada to universal acclamation 10 days ago.
Statesboro First Baptist Church pastor John Waters was elected to a second one-year term as convention president, and Danny Henson of New Liberty Baptist Church in Ringgold was re-elected as recording secretary by acclamation.
Obama, on Clinton's motion, nominated by acclamation.
Acclamation Diagnosed With 'Mild Strain '.
Acclamation from defending his championship in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr.
T he memory of the Second Vatican Council, 40 years after the opening of the council, continues to arouse both acclamation and vilification.
Pallister's win was an important second step in the long journey to the next provincial election in three years (the first step was winning the leadership by acclamation).