honorable mention

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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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First Known Use of honorable mention

1797


HONORABLE MENTION Defined for English Language Learners

honorable mention

noun

Definition of honorable mention for English Language Learners

  • : 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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