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Meaning of ACCOLADE

Pronunciation:  `aku'leyd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"

ACCOLADE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: award, honor, honour, laurels
 See Also: academic degree, approval, cachet, citation, commendation, crown, decoration, degree, Emmy, honorable mention, laurel wreath, letter, medal, medallion, mention, Nobel prize, Oscar, palm, pennant, Prix de Rome, Prix Goncourt, ribbon, seal, seal of approval, symbol, trophy, varsity letter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ac`co*lade"\ (#; 277), n. [F. accolade, It. accolata,
fr. accollare to embrace; L. ad + collum neck.]
1. A ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood,
   consisting am embrace, and a slight blow on the shoulders
   with the flat blade of a sword.

2. (Mus.) A brace used to join two or more staves.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adulation, apotheosis, award, badge, bays, bepraisement, citation, congratulation, decoration, deification, distinction, eloge, encomium, eulogium, eulogy, exaltation, excessive praise, flattery, glorification, glory, hero worship, homage, hommage, honor, honorable mention, idolatry, idolizing, kudos, laud, laudation, laurels, lionizing, magnification, meed of praise, mention, overpraise, paean, panegyric, praise, tribute