10.16.2008

Thursday word of the day : Plaudit

plaudit \PLAW-dit\, noun:

1. A round or demonstration of applause.
2. Enthusiastic approval; an expression of praise.

This word came to mind as people applauded at my local coffee shop while watching last night's debate.

Plaudit is from Latin plaudite, "applaud" (said by players at the end of a performance), from plaudere, "to applaud."

from dictionary.reference.com

2 comments:

Julia said...

This is fantastic...can I give you a plaudit for introducing me to "plaudit"?

angie said...

awww thanks julia! so glad to introduce you ;)