noun Usually plaudits.
Origin of plaudit
Examples from the Web for plaudit
So, Sarit Hashkes, allow me to add my plaudit to those already offered you by your 3,300-plus supporters.
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
You are honestly striving with a purpose, and hoping for no plaudit but 'she hath done what she could.'Alone|Marion Harland
Every plaudit which a vitious play, or a bad actor receives is a blow to the public morals, and the public taste.The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor|Stephen Cullen Carpenter
Heroes having so nobly acted, with ours, will receive the plaudit of their country.
It was a desperate duel for a few strides, and then Plaudit gamely responding drew away and the race was over.History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921|John Lawrence O'Connor
noun (usually plural)
Word Origin 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.