Definition of accolade in English:
1An award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgment of merit: the ultimate official accolade of a visit by the president
More example sentences
- This film, besides winning numerous European awards and accolades, is the highest-grossing German film in that country's history.
- His award and accolades must be numerous, though I can't name any.
- As a special Andy received numerous accolades and awards, including an MBE in 2001, for services to Gloucestershire's special constabulary.
1.1An expression of praise or admiration.
- He never puts himself forward for any praise or accolades but just drifts on, season after season, one of the most consistent performers in the game.
- Students and teachers are to be complimented and praised, with special accolades to Paula Gardiner, NCTM, for organizing this event.
- I am not writing this letter looking for praise or accolades for my efforts.
2A touch on a person’s shoulders with a sword at the bestowing of a knighthood.
- Knighthood was conferred by the overlord with the accolade.
- A squire could also be knighted on the battlefield, in which a lord simply performed the accolade.
- The Accolade was a ceremony anciently used in conferring knighthood.