Definition of acclamation :
1. A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
2. A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
3. In parliamentary usage, the act or method of voting orally and by groups rather than by ballot, esp. in elections;
4. the election of a pope or other ecclesiastic by unanimous consent of the electors, without a ballot.
flattery, approbation, approval, adulation, cheer, rave, encomium, plaudits, compliment, eulogy, plaudit, panegyric, acclaim, réclame, a pat on the back, cheering, commendation, eclat, respect, admiration, pomp, regard, sycophancy, recognition, cheers, credit, laudation, applause, kudos, brownie points
celebration (part of speech: noun)
glee, ceremony, commemoration, carousal, commencement, inauguration, feast, observance, exultation, festivity, merry-making, holiday, jubilee, joy, ovation, convocation, salute, memorialization, ritual, praise, honor, revelry, jubilation, remembrance, elation, rejoicing, glorification, celebration, spree, proclamation
- At the same time, Colney said things to snare the acclamation of an observant gentleman of that race, who is no longer in his first enthusiasm for English beef and the complexion of the women. - "One of Our Conquerors, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
- I was chosen an Associate by acclamation, and had to write a few lines of thanks. - "Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville", Mary Somerville.
- And certainly we have the right to believe this; for when the Cartoon was finished, and carried to the Hall of the Pope, amid the acclamation of all artists, and to the exceeding fame of Michelangelo, the students who made drawings from it, as happened with foreigners and natives through many years in Florence, became men of mark in several branches. - "The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti", John Addington Symonds.