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Definition of Ovation


  1. A lesser kind of triumph allowed to a commander for an easy, bloodless victory, or a victory over slaves.
  2. Hence: An expression of popular homage; the tribute of the multitude to a public favorite.

Ovation Quotations

I was blown away by the standing ovation. I've had tributes before, sure, but I don't retain that feeling, and I wasn't prepared for it on Tuesday. But maybe you shouldn't retain these things or you'd be on a permanent high.
Burt Bacharach

Every night, you fight for that standing ovation at the end of the night. And if you do something wrong, the domino effect is chaotic. And you must not allow yourself to make mistakes whatsoever. So in that case, theater, it's fascinating because of the discipline that you need.
Ricky Martin

Well, I think if more people had more applause, it would make them feel better. I often give my wife a round of applause. If the meal is very good I give her a standing ovation.
Tom Baker

The standing ovation threw me... to be held in such regard in a town so full of talent is quite something.
Michael Caine

When someone throws up while watching one of your movies, it's like a standing ovation.
Eli Roth
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Ovation Translations

ovation in Dutch is ovatie
ovation in French is ovation

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