Plaudits



[plaw-dit] /ˈplɔ dɪt/

noun, 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.
/ˈplɔːdɪt/
noun (usually pl)
1.
an expression of enthusiastic approval or approbation
2.
a round of applause
n.

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.

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