| source : web1913 | Plaudit \Plau"dit\, n. [From L. plaudite do ye praise (which was said by players at the end of a performance), 2d pers. pl. imperative of plaudere. Cf. {Plausible}.] A mark or expression of applause; praise bestowed. Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng. --Longfellow. Syn: Acclamation; applause; encomium; commendation; approbation; approval. | source : wn | plaudit n : enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved" [syn: {acclaim}, {acclamation}, {plaudits}, {eclat}]