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Enthusiastic expression of praise or approval: a new play that opened to the plaudits of the critics.
[Short for Latin plaudite, pl. imperative of plaudere, to applaud (used at the end of Roman plays).]
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n (usually plural)
1. an expression of enthusiastic approval or approbation
2. a round of applause
[C17: shortened from earlier plauditē, from Latin: applaud!, from plaudere to applaud]
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n. Usu., plaudits.
1. an enthusiastic expression of approval: Her performance won the plaudits of the critics.
2. a demonstration or round of applause.
[1615–25; earlier plaudite (3 syllables) < Latin, 2nd person pl. imperative of plaudere to applaud]
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|Noun||1.||plaudit - enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"|
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1. An expression of warm approval:
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