Definition of 'ovation'
Example sentences containing 'ovation'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
He sat down to a standing ovation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Swans fans gave the Palace striker a standing ovation as he was taken off on a stretcher. The Sun (2016)Legend has it the Barca boss was given a standing ovation by his players. The Sun (2016)The standing ovation for the Spaniard said it all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Ox came off to a huge standing ovation shortly after. The Sun (2016)I don't mean the standing ovation at the awards. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The World Cup winner received a standing ovation. The Sun (2016)The Chilean departed to a standing ovation at his old club, but from the wrong fans and for all the wrong reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We both struggled to hold back the tears on stage as he received a prolonged standing ovation. FRANKIE: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori (2004)She sat down to a standing ovation and prolonged applause. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Give an ovation if they take centre stage. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She received a standing ovation in parts of her speech. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She picked herself up and ran her final lap to a standing ovation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In the cinema they received a standing ovation. Spitfire Women of World War II (2007)It was not a standing ovation so much as a crouching one. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He receives a standing ovation and speaks about how films must address social issues. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He had walked off to a standing ovation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He receives a standing ovation and backstage waits for the verdict that matters most. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Years ago people would go back to their old club and get a standing ovation and all the crowd would clap them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But what is a nice centrist Democrat doing getting a standing ovation from an audience like this? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The deal was met with tears, cheers and a standing ovation after two weeks of diplomacy and wrangling. The Sun (2015)As she walked round the pool on her way out at the end, she was given ovation after ovation. The Sun (2012)The 17-year-old won a standing ovation after making a speech on how his life has been turned around by his school. The Sun (2011)A partial standing ovation at the close was a sign that many of her fans went home more than happy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A standing ovation from the audience, backing from an orchestra and a thumbs up from us. The Sun (2013)He, too, was given an ovation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When you see a guy get a standing ovation, as much work has gone into that as an athlete has put into doing what he does. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'ovation'
Used Occasionally. ovation is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'ovation'
British English: ovation NOUN
An ovation is a large amount of applause from an audience for a particular performer or speaker.
They had lost by a wide margin, but their supporters gave them a defiant, loyal ovation.
Definition of ovation from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.