- an archivolt or hood molding having more or less the form of an ogee arch.
- a decoration having more or less the form of an ogee arch, cut into a lintel or flat arch.
Origin of accolade
OTHER WORDS FROM accoladeac·co·lad·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH accoladeaccoladed , accolated
Words nearby accolade
MORE ABOUT ACCOLADE
What is an accolade?
An accolade is an award, honor, or instance of positive acknowledgment or praise.
The word is typically used in the context of honors and praise that have been given to a person throughout their professional career.
It is especially used to refer to prestigious awards and honors that not many people receive.
The adjective accoladed can be used to describe a person who has received many accolades, but the term is rarely used.
The word accolade is also used in a few technical ways in the context of music and architecture.
Example: It would take too long to list her many accolades, which range from professional awards to humanitarian honors to public messages of praise from her peers in the field.
Where does accolade come from?
The first records of the word accolade come from the 1870s. It comes from the French accol(er), meaning “to embrace,” ultimately from col, which means “neck” (and is also the basis of the word collar).
You know that part in movies where the king or queen touches the soon-to-be knight on each shoulder with a sword and says “I knight you Sir So-And-So”? That touch on the shoulder is called the accolade. The word eventually also came to be used to refer to the knighting ceremony itself.
The word was later used in a more general way to mean “an embrace,” and from there took on the meaning involving admiration, praise, and honors.
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- accoladed (adjective)
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How is accolade used in real life?
Accolade is typically used in positive contexts. The word implies that the award or honor is prestigious.
Add it to her long list of accolades: Inaugural poet sensation Amanda Gorman is among the 2021 members on the Time100 Next list of most influential people. https://t.co/tmeLAFy8eF
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 17, 2021
Caryl Williamson was a wonderful, diligent journalist & a truly reliable friend, which became more apparent to me the longer I knew her. Caryl cared. Her contribution to journalism & racing deserves every accolade. I am deeply saddened by her passing but so glad to have known her
— Shane Anderson (@Globalgallop) May 12, 2020
"If we stop fighting because the accolades never come, because our opponents belittle us, or because the fight seems greater than what we have to give, then the accolades were never ours."
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— Phillip Kennedy Johnson (@PhillipKJohnson) February 10, 2021
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Is accolade used correctly in the following sentence?
Being honored by her peers was the kind of accolade the painter had only dreamed of.
How to use accolade in a sentence
I played pretty good, productive football while I was there and received a lot of accolades for it.Trent Williams says he won’t carry grudge into Sunday’s game against ex-Washington teammates|Les Carpenter|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Existing shareholders are rewarded when stock prices rise, and CEOs reap the benefits via compensation and professional accolade.Companies must commit to equal pay to make stakeholder capitalism work|matthewheimer|September 18, 2020|Fortune
Now Facebook wants accolades for its clean-up work, before it even successfully solves the problems it has created.Facebook tries to clean up Groups with new policies|Sarah Perez|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
In March, early in the coronavirus pandemic, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff won accolades for saying the company would not do any “significant layoffs” over a three-month period and would pay its hourly workers while the company’s offices were closed.After blockbuster quarter, Salesforce lays off nearly 1,000 employees|jonathanvanian2015|August 26, 2020|Fortune
The sentiment, intent, objections, and accolades are all there for you to learn from, but you have to invest the time to dive in beyond a high-level engagement graph.The three most critical marketing metrics to measure right now|Adam Masur|July 2, 2020|Search Engine Watch
By the way, why is special interests always shady while special needs is practically an accolade?Up to a Point: In Defense of Lobbyists|P. J. O’Rourke|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What Kurland said he remembered most though was not an individual accolade, but a moment that transcended sport.Bob Kurland, the First Player to Dunk, Was a Pioneer for Big Men|Kevin Fixler|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a history-making accolade for Ridley, who became only the second black person to win the Best Screenplay Oscar.John Ridley on ’12 Years A Slave,’ Jimi Hendrix Biopic, Steve McQueen 'Feud,' and Diversity Onscreen|Marlow Stern|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In some ways, “pioneer” is the most lucrative accolade of all.Will Today’s Closeted NFL Stars Let Michael Sam Be the First Out Player?|Evin Demirel|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Unsung Yugoslavian novelist” is not the sort of accolade that moves a book off of a shelf.Danilo Kis, the Stylish Historian of Infamy|Anthony Paletta|June 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The meanest hind was ennobled by the accolade of martyrdom to the loftiest peerage of the skies.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
What sort of an accolade he expected on arriving to keep his passion on its legs, Heaven only knows!Somehow Good|William de Morgan
Aylward, you are a trusty soldier, for all that your shoulder has never felt accolade, nor your heels worn the gold spurs.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
As she looked proudly down at the hand he had honored with a blow as with an accolade she saw by her watch that it was after six.The Cup of Fury|Rupert Hughes
Yet on the livery of the countryside the accolade of Frost had wrought a wonder.Berry And Co.|Dornford Yates