honorable mention


Definition of honorable mention

: a distinction conferred (as in a contest or exhibition) on works or persons of exceptional merit but not deserving of top honors

Examples of honorable mention in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Katherine Ramirez Sosa an eighth-grader at Richardson West Junior High School was chosen honorable mention in the sixth- to eighth-grade category. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 3 Aug. 2021 Holmes is the fifth player in IU women’s history to earn any kind of All-American honors and the first since Tyra Buss was earned WBCA All-American honorable mention in 2018, a feat Buss also accomplished in 2017. Jeremy Price, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Mar. 2021 Chayton Mines earned an honorable mention in Digital Art. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 18 Dec. 2020 Whimpey, who wears No. 44, earned second-team all-conference honors in 2020 while Noa, donning No. 7, received an all-conference honorable mention from the Mountain West last season. Jason Beede, orlandosentinel.com, 30 Aug. 2021 All-Big Ten honorable mention in his first season with the Terps after transferring from Alabama. Ryan Mcfadden, baltimoresun.com, 22 Aug. 2021 Poe received honorable mention All-Northeast Inland District last year for North. Matt Goul, cleveland, 18 Aug. 2021 All-American Kaylee Cox and honorable mention All-American Angelique Cyr to graduation. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2021 Also, high honorable mention to these three: Tech, the Hatchet House in Washington and New Castle Fieldhouse. Sam King, The Indianapolis Star, 14 July 2021

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First Known Use of honorable mention

1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of honorable mention was in 1797

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15 Sep 2021

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“Honorable mention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honorable%20mention. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of honorable mention

: an award or special praise given to someone who has done something extremely well but who has not won any of the official prizes

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