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plaudit

[ plaw-dit ]
/ ˈplɔ dɪt /
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noun Usually plaudits.
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.
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Origin of plaudit

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH plaudit

platitude, plaudit
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British Dictionary definitions for plaudit

plaudit
/ (ˈplɔːdɪt) /

noun (usually plural)
an expression of enthusiastic approval or approbation
a round of applause

Word Origin for plaudit

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