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[law-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈlɔ dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/

containing or expressing praise:
overwhelmed by the speaker’s laudatory remarks.
/ˈlɔːdətərɪ; -trɪ/
expressing or containing praise; eulogistic

1550s, from Middle French laudatoire and directly from Late Latin laudatorius, from Latin laudare (see laud).


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