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acclāmātĭo (adc. ), ōnis, f. acclamo,
I.a calling to, an exclamation, shout.
I. In gen.: “acuta atque attenuata nimis,Auct. Her. 3, 12, 21; “the calling of the shepherd,Col. 7, 3, 26; so in plur., id. 6, 2, 14.—
II. In partic.
A. A cry of disapprobation (so esp. in the time of the republic): “ei contigit non modo ut adclamatione, sed ut convicio et maledictis impediretur,Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 3, 2; 2, 1, 2; quanto jam levior est adclamatio, C. Rabir. 18; id. de Or. 2, 83, 339 etc.; Suet. Dom. 23 al.
B. On the contrary, esp. later, a shout of approbation (e. g. on the appearance of a person honored by the people), a huzza: “adclamationes multitudinis assentatione immodica pudorem operantis,Liv. 31, 15, 2; so Suet. Caes. 79; id. Aug. 58; id. Oth. 6 (made by the voice; while plausus is made with the hands, Quint. 8, 3, 3).—
C. Rhetor. a figure of speech = exclamatio, ἐπιφώνημα, exclamation, Quint. 8, 5, 11.
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