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Word of the Day 09/27/20 Plaudit

Plaudit (noun)
plaudit [ plaw-dit ]


noun Usually plaudits.
1. an enthusiastic expression of approval: Her portrayal of Juliet won the plaudits of the critics.
2. a demonstration or round of applause, as for some approved or admired performance.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH PLAUDIT
platitude

WORDS RELATED TO PLAUDIT
ovation, applause, acclamation, approval, cheer, acclaim, approbation, compliment, kudo

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Origin: 1615–25; earlier plaudite (3 syllables) < Latin, 2nd person plural imperative of plaudere to applaud

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR PLAUDIT
So, Sarit Hashkes, allow me to add my plaudit to those already offered you by your 3,300-plus supporters.
THE BARE FACT OF HER BODILY PRESENCE|SIGAL SAMUEL|OCTOBER 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST

Plaudit is a shout of applause, and is commonly used in the plural; as, the plaudits of a throng.
ENGLISH SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS|JAMES CHAMPLIN FERNALD

You are honestly striving with a purpose, and hoping for no plaudit but 'she hath done what she could.'
ALONE|MARION HARLAND

Every plaudit which a vitious play, or a bad actor receives is a blow to the public morals, and the public taste.
THE MIRROR OF TASTE, AND DRAMATIC CENSOR|STEPHEN CULLEN CARPENTER

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Word of the Day 09/26/20 Tome

Tome (noun)
tome [ tohm ]


noun
1. a book, especially a very heavy, large, or learned book.
2. a volume forming a part of a larger work.

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Origin: 1510–20; < French < Latin tomus < Greek tómos slice, piece, roll of paper, book, akin to témnein to cut

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Word of the Day 09/25/20 Diphthong

Diphthong (noun verb)
diphthong [ dif-thawng, -thong, dip- ]


noun
1. Phonetics. an unsegmentable, gliding speech sound varying continuously in phonetic quality but held to be a single sound or phoneme and identified by its apparent beginning and ending sound, as the oi-sound of toy or boil.
2. (not in technical use)
a. a digraph, as the ea of meat.
b. a ligature, as æ.

verb (used with or without object)
3. to diphthongize.

OTHER WORDS FROM DIPHTHONG
diph·thon·gal [dif-thawng-guhl, -thong-, dip-], diph·thon·gic, diph·thon·gous, adjective
non·diph·thon·gal, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO DIPHTHONG
click, consonant, liquid, phone, sonant, affricate, fricative, implosive, plosive, sibilant, spirant, syllable, vocable

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Origin: 1425–75; late Middle English diptonge < Late Latin diphthongus
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<b>Diphthong</b> <i>(noun verb)
diphthong [ dif-thawng, -thong, dip- ]</i>

<b>noun</b>
1. <i>Phonetics.</i> an unsegmentable, gliding speech sound varying continuously in phonetic quality but held to be a single sound or phoneme and identified by its apparent beginning and ending sound, as the oi-sound of toy or boil.
2. (not in technical use)
a. a digraph, as the ea of meat.
b. a ligature, as æ.

<b>verb <i>(used with or without object)</b></i>
3. to diphthongize.

<b>OTHER WORDS FROM DIPHTHONG</b>
diph·thon·gal [dif-thawng-guhl, -thong-, dip-], diph·thon·gic, diph·thon·gous, adjective
non·diph·thon·gal, adjective

<b>WORDS RELATED TO DIPHTHONG</b>
click, consonant, liquid, phone, sonant, affricate, fricative, implosive, plosive, sibilant, spirant, syllable, vocable

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<b>Origin:</b> 1425–75; late Middle English diptonge < Late Latin diphthongus<greek díphthongos="díphthongos" literally,="literally," having="having" two="two" sounds="sounds" (di-di-="(di-di-" +="+" phthóngos="phthóngos" voice,="voice," sound)="sound)" now="Now" <b="&lt;b">YOU</b> come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.