[ plaw-dit ]
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nounUsually plaudits.
  1. an enthusiastic expression of approval: Her portrayal of Juliet won the plaudits of the critics.

  2. a demonstration or round of applause, as for some approved or admired performance.

Origin of plaudit

First recorded in 1615–25; earlier plaudite (pronounced as three syllables), from Latin, 2nd person plural imperative of plaudere “to applaud

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British Dictionary definitions for plaudit


/ (ˈplɔːdɪt) /

noun(usually plural)
  1. an expression of enthusiastic approval or approbation

  2. a round of applause

Origin of plaudit

C17: shortened from earlier plauditē, from Latin: applaud!, from plaudere to applaud

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