plaudit

noun plau·dit \ ˈplȯ-dət \

Definition of plaudit

1 :an act or round of applause
2 :enthusiastic approval usually used in plural
  • received the plaudits of the critics

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Examples of plaudit in a Sentence

  1. the proud parents bragged that their daughter had received many plaudits for her academic achievements

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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 and Etymology of plaudit

Latin plaudite applaud, plural imperative of plaudere to applaud



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