Accolade Definition

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


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Synonyms

award, honor, honour, laurels

Misc. Definitions

\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.

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