Definition of consolation
consolatoryplay \kən-ˈsō-lə-ˌtȯr-ē, -ˈsä-\ adjective
Examples of consolation in a Sentence
His kind words were a consolation to me.
the consolation of the grieving family by their pastor
Recent Examples of consolation from the Web
Team Ukraine fell to 1-3 and dropped into the consolation bracket, which will determine places 9 through 16.
Losing herself in the lab research is a consolation as well.
His consolation prize was a Grammy for Best Country Album.
But getting the yellow jersey was some consolation.
While many teams will vie for Jose Quintana of the White Sox and Sonny Gray of the A’s, Vargas will be a solid consolation prize.
Although the diesel inline-four grouses at startup and has disappointing acceleration numbers, its impressive fuel economy remains a consolation.
That was of no consolation to the Cards, who fell short of a College World Series finals appearance for a fourth time.
La Verne (21-20, 15-9 in conference) lost in its season finale in a consolation game of the SCIAC tournament against Chapman, 8-7, on May 6.
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CONSOLATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consolation for English Language Learners
: something that makes a person feel less sadness, disappointment, etc.
: a contest in which people or teams that have previously lost compete against each other
CONSOLATION Defined for Kids
Definition of consolation for Students
1 : something that lessens disappointment, misery, or grief … he would never be the best runner … and his only consolation was neither would Gary Fulcher. — Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia
2 : the act of comforting or the state of being comforted
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