medallion

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noun me·dal·lion \mə-ˈdal-yən\

Definition of medallion

  1. 1 :  a large medal

  2. 2 :  something resembling a large medal; especially :  a tablet or panel in a wall or window bearing a figure in relief, a portrait, or an ornament

  3. 3 or less commonly medaillonplay \mā-dä-ˈyōⁿ\ :  a small, round or oval serving (as of meat or fish)

Examples of medallion in a Sentence

  1. the hockey team received a gold medallion at the Olympics

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Origin and Etymology of medallion

French médaillon, from Italian medaglione, augmentative of medaglia


MEDALLION Defined for English Language Learners

medallion

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Definition of medallion for English Language Learners

  • : a large medal

  • : a decoration that is shaped like a large medal

  • : a small, round piece of food (such as meat)


MEDALLION Defined for Kids

medallion

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noun me·dal·lion \mə-ˈdal-yən\

Definition of medallion for Students

  1. 1 :  a large medal

  2. 2 :  a decoration shaped like a large medal



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