accolade

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English[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

accolade ‎(plural accolades)

Accolade, early 16th century (France).
  1. An expression of approval; praise.
  2. A special acknowledgment; an award.
    • 2016 May 22, Phil McNulty, “Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United”, in BBC[1]:
      Rooney led Manchester United up the Wembley steps to collect the FA Cup and add a missing medal to his collection - a richly deserved accolade.
  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.
  7. (architecture) An ornament composed of two ogee curves meeting in the middle, each concave toward its outer extremity and convex toward the point at which it meets the other. Such accolades are either plain or adorned with rich moldings, and are a frequent motive of decoration on the lintels of doors and windows of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, especially in secular architecture.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (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.
  3. (transitive) To confer praise or awards on.
    an accoladed novel

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑkoːˈlaːdə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ac‧co‧la‧de

Etymology[edit]

From French accolade.

Noun[edit]

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, 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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Verb[edit]

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

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