accolade

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Painting of an accolade (salutation marking the conferring of knighthood).

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accolade (plural accolades)

  1. An expression of approval; praise.
  2. A special acknowledgment; an award.
  3. An embrace of greeting or salutation.
  4. (historical) A salutation marking the conferring of knighthood, consisting of an embrace or a kiss, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat of a sword.
  5. (music) A brace used to join two or more staves.
  6. (US, military) Written Presidential certificate recognizing service by personnel who died or were wounded in action between 1917 and 1918, or who died in service between 1941 and 1947, or died of wounds received in Korea between June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954. Service of civilians who died overseas or as a result of injury or disease contracted while serving in a civilian capacity with the United States Armed Forces during the dates and/or in areas prescribed is in like manner recognized.

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  • (expression of approval or praise): panegyric

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Verb[edit]

accolade (third-person singular simple present accolades, present participle accolading, simple past and past participle accoladed)

  1. (transitive) To embrace or kiss in salutation.
  2. (transitive, historical) To confer a knighthood on.

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Etymology[edit]

From French accolade.

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accolade f (plural accolades, diminutive accoladetje n)

  1. (punctuations) brace, curly bracket ({ })
  2. anything that resembles the above

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Franco-Provençal acolada, from Italian accolata, from accolare (to embrace), from Latin ad- + collum (neck).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.kɔ.lad/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: accolades
  • Hyphenation: a‧cco‧lade

Noun[edit]

accolade f (plural accolades)

  1. curly bracket (brace)
  2. (historical) accolade (knights)
  3. embrace

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accolade

  1. first-person singular present indicative of accolader
  2. third-person singular present indicative of accolader
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of accolader
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of accolader
  5. second-person singular imperative of accolader