Definition of plaudits noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈplɔːdɪts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈplɔːdɪts//
[usually plural] (formal)
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praise and approval His work won him plaudits from the critics. Word Originearly 17th cent.: plaudit shortened from Latin plaudite ‘applaud!’ (said by Roman actors at the end of a play), imperative plural of plaudere.
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