Vocab Practice: Ovation


This word appeared on the Cool Word Club website on Nov. 5, 2015.

Let’s do a practice round!

Ovation means:

A) An enthusiastic public approval
B) A form of lethargic behavior
C) A thoughtful state
D) A disheartened feeling


Cool Word Challenge: Gubernatorial and Ovation

cool-word-challange-gubernatorial-ovationCool Word Challenge: Just for fun, come up with one sentence that uses both of the cool vocabulary words that you learned this week.

Here are the words again:

Gubernatorial: Relating to the governor of a U.S. state.

Ovation: An enthusiastic show of public approval, often in the form of prolonged applause.
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When an audience applauds at the end of a play, concert or some other public performance, you know that the event was a success.

The act of clapping to show praise actually dates back to ancient Roman times.

Loud applause, as opposed to quieter sounds such as finger-snapping, was a way that onlookers demonstrated their appreciation.

If an audience is especially impressed or moved by a performance, there might even be a standing ovation (see definition and hear pronunciation below).

That is the ultimate compliment to a performer!

Cool word question of the day: When do you think it would be appropriate to give a standing ovation at a performance?

Ovation: An enthusiastic show of public approval, often in the form of prolonged applause.

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