Definition of plaudit
1 : an act or round of applause
2 : enthusiastic approval —usually used in plural <received the plaudits of the critics>
Examples of plaudit in a sentence
<the proud parents bragged that their daughter had received many plaudits for her academic achievements>
Did You Know?
Plaudit was borrowed into English in the early 17th century from a form of the Latin verb plaudere, meaning "to applaud." "Plaudere" is, of course, also the ancestor of "applaud" and "applause," as well as of "explode," "plausible," and the now archaic "displode" (a synonym of "explode").
Origin of plaudit
Latin plaudite applaud, plural imperative of plaudere to applaud
First Known Use: 1606
Rhymes with plaudit
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up plaudit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).