Definition of plaudits in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplôdəts/

plural noun

1Praise: the network has received plaudits for its sports coverage
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  • He earned a berth on the World team in the All-Star Game and received the ultimate plaudit from coach Darryl Sutter, who appraised Nabokov's play by admitting that, ‘I don't worry about our goaltending.’
  • But teasing from team-mates is as much a backhanded plaudit as jeers from opposition supporters, which is why both the ribbing and the heckling have been gathering momentum the older this season gets.
  • The film smoothly rides on its success, earning the plaudit of being one of the highest-ever grossers in the Malayalam film industry.
1.1The applause of an audience: the plaudits for the winner died down
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  • While Martinez got the plaudits she deserved, Navratilova was given the longest standing ovation Centre Court has ever seen.
  • All the plaudits that came Clarke's way and the ovations of the galleries were richly deserved.


Early 17th century: plaudit shortened from Latin plaudite 'applaud!' (said by Roman actors at the end of a play), imperative plural of plaudere.

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Syllabification: plau·dits

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