Definition of Birthday Honours in English:

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Birthday Honours

Pronunciation: /bɜːθdeɪˈɒnəz/

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
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  • 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.

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