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/ˈplɔdət / (say 'plawduht)

noun (usually plural)
1. a demonstration or round of applause, as for some approved or admired performance: *During the course of the story, there was breathless attention and many tears, and at the end there were unaccustomed plaudits. –catherine helen spence, 1879.
2. any enthusiastic expression of approval: *her ears caught only approval, while mine, supersensitive and directed to concentrate on shortcomings, accumulated and retained only wounds and let the plaudits go. –miles franklin, 1946.
{Latin, alteration of plaudite (imperative) applaud}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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  • plaudit — index mention (tribute) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • plaudit — (n.) 1620s, short for plaudite (1560s), from L. plaudite! applaud! second person plural imperative of plaudere to clap, applaud, approve, of unknown origin (also in APPLAUD (Cf. applaud), EXPLODE (Cf. explode)). This was the customary appeal for… …   Etymology dictionary

  • plaudit — [plô′dit] n. [< L plaudite, pl. imper. of plaudere, to applaud] [usually pl.] 1. an applauding or round of applause 2. any expression of approval or praise …   English World dictionary

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  • plaudit — noun /ˈplɔːdɪt/ A mark or expression of applause; praise bestowed. The roof now rung with bravos, handkerchiefs were waved on every side, “three cheers,” again and again, and plaudit upon plaudit following in such quick succession, begun, ended,… …   Wiktionary

  • plaudit — noun Etymology: Latin plaudite applaud, plural imperative of plaudere to applaud Date: 1606 1. an act or round of applause 2. enthusiastic approval usually used in plural < received the plaudits of the critics > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plaudit — /plaw dit/, n. Usually, 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. [1615 25; earlier plaudite …   Universalium

  • plaudit — Synonyms and related words: acclaim, acclamation, applause, big hand, burst of applause, cheer, clap, clapping, clapping of hands, eclat, encore, hand, handclap, handclapping, ovation, popularity, round of applause, thunder of applause …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • plaudit — plau·dit || plɔːdɪt n. praise, expression of approval, commendation; applause, clapping of hands …   English contemporary dictionary

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