an expression of enthusiastic approval
Nothing was more important to her than her singing career: every cheer of the audience, every plaudit of the critics, was like the breath of life to her.
plaudere (to applaud) (Latin)
encomium, eulogy, paean, plaudit
rhymes like "applaud it" remove 'p' and you get LAUDIT, which can mean loud it. Victory should always be praised by loud cheer i.e. with enthusiastic approval.