- an enthusiastic expression of approval: Her portrayal of Juliet won the plaudits of the critics.
- a demonstration or round of applause, as for some approved or admired performance.
Origin of plaudit
Examples from the Web for plaudit
Like both men Vidal was arguably a gay radical and hero, although he would have hated the plaudit.How Gay Was Gore Vidal?
July 31, 2013
So, Sarit Hashkes, allow me to add my plaudit to those already offered you by your 3,300-plus supporters.The Bare Fact of Her Bodily Presence
October 15, 2012
A second plaudit, almost an acclamation, followed the sentiment.Tales from Blackwood
Its honors and joys lie in a brilliant pennon and a plaudit.Dream Life
Donald G. Mitchell
Heroes having so nobly acted, with ours, will receive the plaudit of their country.
Plaudit is a shout of applause, and is commonly used in the plural; as, the plaudits of a throng.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
Such was the plaudit the oriental student received, and returned to grow pale over his MSS.Calamities and Quarrels of Authors
- an expression of enthusiastic approval or approbation
- a round of applause
Word Origin and History for plaudit
1620s, short for plaudite "an actor's request for applause" (1560s), from Latin plaudite! "applaud!" second person plural imperative of plaudere "to clap, strike, beat; applaud, approve," of unknown origin (also in applaud, explode). This was the customary appeal for applause that Roman actors made at the end of a play. In English, the -e went silent then was dropped.