And the crowd cheered! (cheer) And the crowd roared! (roar) Etc.

Ovation (from The Free Dictionary) Enthusiastic, prolonged applause. A show of public homage or welcome. An ancient Roman victory ceremony of somewhat less importance than a triumph. Last week, thanks to the eagle-eyed efforts of Paul the Dodgy Aussie, I was priveleged to see the farewell tour of British Comedy …

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