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/ ˈdʒu noʊ /
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noun, plural Ju·nos for 3.
the ancient Roman queen of heaven, a daughter of Saturn and the wife and sister of Jupiter: the protector of women and marriage.Compare Hera.
Astronomy. the fourth largest and one of the four brightest asteroids.
a woman of regal appearance or bearing.
Military. the code name for a beach on France's Normandy coast, attacked by Canadian forces as part of the Allies' D-day invasion on June 6, 1944.
a female given name.
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What is a Juno?

A Juno is a Canadian music industry award presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). The event at which these awards are presented is called the Juno Awards, or the Junos for short.

Much like the Grammy Awards in the U.S., the Junos are considered the premiere event of the Canadian music industry. Junos are awarded in dozens of categories. The first event called the Juno Awards was held in 1971. They are named in honor of Pierre Juneau, a Canadian broadcaster.

(CARAS officially spells the name in all capitals, as in the JUNO Awards or the JUNOS.)

When are the Juno Awards?

The 2023 Juno Awards will be held on Monday, March 13.

The Junos are typically held in late March or early April.

What else does Juno mean?

In Roman mythology, Juno is the name of a goddess considered the queen of heaven. The daughter of Saturn and the wife of Jupiter, Juno is the equivalent of the Greek goddess Hera. The name is sometimes used in a general way to refer to any woman considered regal. It’s also used as a female proper name.

In astronomy, Juno is the name given to one of the largest known asteroids.

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How is Juno used in real life?

The Juno Awards are best known in Canada.



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British Dictionary definitions for Juno (1 of 3)

/ (ˈdʒuːnəʊ) /

(in Roman tradition) the queen of the Olympian godsGreek counterpart: Hera
a woman of stately bearing and regal beauty

British Dictionary definitions for Juno (2 of 3)

/ (ˈdʒuːnəʊ) /

astronomy the fourth largest known asteroid (approximate diameter 240 kilometres) and one of the four brightest

British Dictionary definitions for Juno (3 of 3)


an award given for achievements in the Canadian music industry

Word Origin for Juno

C20: originally after Pierre Juneau (1922–2012) Canadian broadcaster
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Scientific definitions for Juno

[ jōōnō ]

An asteroid having a diameter of about 240 km (149 mi). It was the third to be discovered, in 1804. See more at asteroid.
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Cultural definitions for Juno


The Roman name of Hera, the Greek and Roman goddess who protected marriage. Juno was the wife of Jupiter.

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