honorable mention

noun

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

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1797, in the meaning defined above

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honorable mention

noun

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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