Plaudit

Plaudit

ˈplôdət

Noun

  • (Usually plaudits) An expression of praise or approval.
  • (Plaudits) The applause of an audience.

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Example Sentences

“The playwright’s debut work received plaudits from audiences and critics, both praising the show.” 

“The plaudits of the audience during the concert could be heard from the street.”

“I don’t expect plaudits for my work, but it’s always nice to hear that I’m doing a good job.”

Word Origin

Latin, early 17th century

Why this word?

A standing ovation, an effusive review, even a quick congratulatory text or a social media “like” — all of these are versions of plaudits. The noun “plaudit” means an expression of praise or approval, but the word is almost always used in the plural (“plaudits”). It came into use around the early 17th century, shortened from the Latin word “plaudite,” the imperative plural of “plaudere.” Roman actors would quite literally shout “Plaudite!” to the audience, demanding them to applaud.

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