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Definition of the noun acclamation

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noun - plural: acclamations

  1. enthusiastic approval
    • examples: The committee welcomed her with acclamation as chairperson. | The motion was carried by acclamation.
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of acclamation: acclaim / eclat / plaudit / plaudits
    • more generic words: approval / commendation = a message expressing a favorable opinion

Alternative definition of the noun acclamation


  1. A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
  2. The process of electing a person to a post in the absence of other nominees.
  3. (antiques): A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
  4. [Canada] Without opposition in an election.


"Acclamation" is a musical album of University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers.

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  1. Acclamation: An acclamation, in its most common sense, is a form of election that does not use a ballot. "Acclamation" or "acclamatio" can also signify a kind of ritual greeting and expression of approval in certain social contexts in ancient Rome.
  2. Acclamation was formerly one of the methods of papal election.
    • also known as 一致欢呼

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acclamation

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Google previewAnd With Your Spirit Appreciating the New Words of the Holy Mass (2013)

by Virgilio T.J. Suerte Felipe

Thus, the Memorial Acclamation is the proclamation of our faith in the Paschal Mystery of Christ in which we and the whole creation participate. In 89 And With Your Spirit.

Google previewSourcebook for Sundays, Seasons, and Weekdays 2014: The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy (2013)

Q RESPONSORIAL PSALM 19: Today's acclamation is an apt summary of the whole apostolic missionary endeavor, even though the verse it— self comes from a psalm in the Old Testament and refers originally to creation as bearing witness ...

Google previewThe Ministry of Music (2004)

Singing the Paschal Mystery by Kathleen A. Harmon

An acclamation is a short, sung statement of faith and of assent. During the Eucharistic Prayer at Mass, for example, we sing, "Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!" Just reading these words probably brings to your mind the ...

Google previewWorship Old and New (2009)

by Robert E. Webber

Acclamation is a fourth kind ...

Google previewPsalms : Volume 3 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) (2008)

Psalms 90-150 by John Goldingay

The acclamation is the kind that recurs in the Psalms; that in the second colon ...

Google previewThe Administration and Conduct of Corporate Meetings (1996)

With Appendixes, Precedents and Shareholders Questions by Grenville W. Phillips

Acclamation is a midway method of voting between acquiescence and a show of hands. This method is sometimes referred to as a voice vote. It is an imperfect method of voting and should only be used where the chairman senses that the ...

Google previewSourcebook for Sundays, Seasons, and Weekdays 2012 (2011)

The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy by Liturgy Training Publications

◾ resPonsorial Psalm 19: Today's acclamation is an apt summary of the whole ...

Google previewOur Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia (1998)

by Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Russell B. Shaw

thanksgiving, acclamation [Sanctus], epiclesis, narrative of the institution and consecration, anamnesis, offering, intercessions, final doxology. The thanksgiving is most fully expressed in the preface where "in the name of the entire people ...

Google previewConflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia by Douglas Kelly Ph.D., Peter Londey Ph.D.

Acclamation was the collective expression of statements or sentiments en masse by a group to a superior individual, such as a magistrate, commander, or emperor . It may be described as organized cheering, which today is practiced only by ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ACCLAMATION. »./ \acelamatio, Latin.] fihouts of applause ; such as those with which a victorious army salutes the genera!.— It hath been the custom of Christian men, in token of the greater reverence, to stand, to utter certain words of ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

ace acclamation, acclimation It can certainly be argued that these two words are not homonyms: there is too great a distinction between the 'clam' sound of acclamation and the 'dim' sound of acclimation for them to be accounted as true ...

Google previewThe Westminster Dictionary of New Testament and Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric (2003)

by David Edward Aune

A typical ceremonial acclamation, addressed to a deity, is found in Acts 19:28, 34: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!“ here uttered as an anti-Christian protest. A spontaneous acclamation of approval is found in Acts 12:22, where the crowd ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Litterature (1875)


At marriages it was usual for the spectators to shout Io Hymen, Hymenaee, or Talassio; a victorious army or general was greeted with Io triumphe, in the theatre acclamation was called for at the close of the play by the last actor, who said, ...

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I want to write such things as compel the admiring acclamation of the world at large, such things as are written but once in years, things subtle but distinctly different from the books written every day. (Mary MacLane)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3L1A1M3A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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