plau·​dit | \ ˈplȯ-dət How to pronounce plaudit (audio) \

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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Synonyms & Antonyms for plaudit


acclamation, applause, cheer, cheering, ovation, rave(s), réclame


booing, hissing

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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").

Examples of plaudit in a Sentence

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

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Laika has produced five films in the last decade, all of which won critical plaudits. Mike Rogoway,, "Laika splits with its CFO after new film bombs," 5 June 2019 The achievement would win supreme plaudits across all the related fields. Quanta Magazine, "In Quantum Games, There’s No Way to Play the Odds," 1 Apr. 2019 As the upcoming seasons progress, after all the platitudes and plaudits fade from their personal milestones, one thing will matter to Izzo and Dantonio. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, Tom Izzo milestones could launch big sports year," 9 June 2019 In any case, Powell’s verbal intervention didn’t win him plaudits from Trump, who for months has been tearing into him and his colleagues for raising interest rates too aggressively last year. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "A Weakening Economy May Be the Biggest Threat to Donald Trump," 8 June 2019 His move came off the back of a successful loan spell which saw him earn plaudits from pundits and fans alike., "Andre Gomes: 6 Reasons Why Everton Have Landed Themselves an Absolute Bargain," 26 June 2019 Ranging from superhero adventures to tales of a lonely robot on a post-apocalyptic Earth, its 21 movies to date have earned plaudits for being artistically adventurous and telling stories ostensibly aimed at kids that have just as many adult fans. Allegra Frank, Vox, "All 21 Pixar movies, definitively ranked," 27 June 2019 Chile put in a sterling effort against Sweden, with goalkeeper Endler deservedly taking away plenty of plaudits for her individual performance in the narrow defeat, but there was very little chance of them taking anything away from this one., "USA 3-0 Chile: Report, Ratings & Reaction as USWNT Qualify for Knockout Rounds With Comfortable Win," 16 June 2019 Ruben Loftus-Cheek impressed this past week for England in his 10 minute World Cup cameo, and deservedly won many plaudits for his work rate and creativity., "Ruben Loftus-Cheek Eyeing Regular Game Time Next Season Amid Rumours of Potential Chelsea Exit," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of plaudit

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for plaudit

Latin plaudite applaud, plural imperative of plaudere to applaud

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