noun Usually plaudits.
Origin of plaudit
Examples from the Web for plaudits
The moment brought Huckabee plaudits from some unlikely corners.
The plaudits, visitors, and money to fix those boilers would roll in.
But all these changes will be painful, and win him little in the way of plaudits.
But the GOP presidential nominee's plan to hope for a change in the Mideast conflict is winning some plaudits.
Wild were the plaudits of the multitude, but the lion was staggering and his roar was muffled.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard
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
I could only smile in acknowledgment of his plaudits and fulsome thanks.In Jeopardy|Van Tassel Sutphen
The children slipped one by one from the arms into a furnace amid the plaudits of fanatical worshippers.
This conversation took place while Lady Mary was bowing in response to the plaudits her performance evoked.The Gorgeous Isle|Gertrude Atherton
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.