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
the proud parents bragged that their daughter had received many plaudits for her academic achievements
Recent Examples of plaudit from the Web
Spayd’s predecessor, Margaret Sullivan, won plaudits for holding the Times’s feet to the fire on an array of issues, from false balance to anonymous sourcing to the eroding wall between the paper’s editorial and business departments.
SimCity creator Will Wright offered similar plaudits for Budge’s groundbreaking work.
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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
First Known Use: 1600
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