- (context, often used in plural) A mark or expression of applause; praise bestowed.
Etymology: From plaudite, "applaud"
- 1862, Washington Irving, Works of Washington Irving, page 490:
- : The roof now rung with bravos, handkerchiefs, were waived on every side, "three cheers," again and again, and upon following in such quick succession, begun, ended, and begun again, that it was some time before the toast with which Mr. Irving concluded, could be heard.
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