A standing ovation is a form of applause where members of a seated audience stand up while applauding after extraordinary performances of particularly high acclaim.
An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art, literature, theatre, music, video games, or academics in any medium.
Applause is primarily the expression of approval by the act of clapping, or striking the palms of the hands together, in order to create noise.
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In Ancient Rome returning military commanders whose victories did not quite meet the requirements of a triumph but which were still praiseworthy were celebrated with an ovation instead, from the Latin ovo, "I rejoice".
Ancient Rome was an Italic civilization that began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC.
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The word's use in English to refer to sustained applause dates from at least 1831.
Standing ovations are considered to be a special honor.
Honour or honor is an abstract concept entailing a perceived quality of worthiness and respectability that affects both the social standing and the self-evaluation of an individual or corporate body such as a family, school, regiment or nation.
Often it is used at the entrance or departure of a speaker or performer, where the audience members will continue the ovation until the ovated person leaves or begins their speech.
Some audience members worldwide have observed that the standing ovation has come to be devalued, such as in the field of politics, in which on some occasions standing ovations may be given to political leaders as a matter of course, rather than as a special honour in unusual circumstances.
Examples include party conferences in many countries, where the speech of the party leader is rewarded with a "stage managed" standing ovation as a matter of course, and the State of the Union Address of the President of the United States.
The State of the Union address is a speech presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, typically delivered annually except in the first year of a new president's term.
The President of the United States is the elected head of state and head of government of the United States.
It is routine, rather than exceptional, for this address to be introduced, interrupted and followed by standing ovations, both from the President's own party and his political opponents.
However, by tradition all ovations that occur before the speech begins, as opposed to those that interrupt it, are given in praise of the office itself, rather than the individual office-holder, and the President is never introduced by name.
Standing ovations are also often given in a sporting context to reflect an outstanding individual performance.