Etymology
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plaudit (n.)

"expression or round of applause, praise bestowed with audible demonstrations," 1620s, short for plaudite "an actor's request for applause" (1560s), from Latin plaudite! "applaud!" second person plural present imperative of plaudere "to clap, strike, beat; applaud, clap the hands; approve," a word 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. Related: Plauditor; plauditory.

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Definitions of plaudit

plaudit (n.)
enthusiastic approval;
he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd
Synonyms: acclaim / acclamation / plaudits / eclat
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