lau·​da·​tion lȯ-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce laudation (audio)
: the act of praising : eulogy

Examples of laudation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, this laudation from my fellow travelers is far from the only praise that the Cluci Travel Backpack has received; it's earned nearly 13,000 five-star ratings from Amazon shoppers. Larry Stansbury, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2023 These are the bits that tugged my heartstrings the most, injecting an otherwise frenzied laudation with a deep sigh of relief. Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune, 30 Sep. 2022 Reve’s quintuple pirouettes in Basilio’s equally impressive variations brought gleeful laudations from the crowd, this critic included. Lauren Warnecke,, 19 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laudation was in the 15th century

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“Laudation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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