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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Definitions for plaudit

  1. A round or demonstration of applause.
  2. Enthusiastic approval; an expression of praise.

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Citations for plaudit
A large, robust man, he had earned the plaudits bestowed on him at that testimonial dinner through a lifetime of earnest toil. James T. Fisher, Dr. America
The aim of the wise man was no longer the plaudits of the masses but autarkeia, or self-sufficiency. Peter France, Hermits: The Insights of Solitude
Origin of plaudit
1615-1625
Plaudit is from Latin plaudite, "applaud" (said by players at the end of a performance), from plaudere, "to applaud."