Share this entry

Share this page

Birthday Honours

Line breaks: Birth|day Hon|ours
Pronunciation: /bɜːθdeɪˈɒnəz
 
/

Definition of Birthday Honours in English:

plural noun

(In the UK) the awards and titles conferred by the sovereign on his or her official birthday: he was appointed a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for political and charitable services
More example sentences
  • Two of Britain's football legends were rewarded today in a Birthday Honours List published on the day Euro 2004 kicks off.
  • A dedicated doctor who has devoted more than three decades of his life to Shipston Medical Centre has been awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
  • The Queen's Birthday Honours are awarded on a Saturday in June.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…