prize·​win·​ner ˈprīz-ˌwi-nər How to pronounce prizewinner (audio)
: a winner of a prize

Examples of prizewinner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such questions seem to be a specialty of Lafosse’s, a director whose best movie to date, the 2012 Cannes prizewinner, Our Children, made the viewer somehow feel deep empathy for a woman who killed all five of her own kids. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Sep. 2023 Other prizewinners at the Rockies will be Sphere Media receiving the Innovative Producer Award after Canadian broadcaster Bell Media recently acquired a minority stake in the Transplant drama producer. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2023 In the picture, child-Eva (Sundance prizewinner Rosa Marchant) is grinning a lopsided, optimistic tomboy grin, unaware of the violent end of innocence lying in wait for her. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 3 Feb. 2023 Percival Everett was our prizewinner in 2022. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2022 Dhont's Close, a prizewinner at Cannes and a quiet stunner at private screenings during the run-up to Oscar nominations, will make some viewers uncomfortable — a reaction the director expects. Ew Staff,, 3 Feb. 2023 Yoshinori Ohsumi, the most recent prizewinner, used baker’s yeast to identify genes crucial in autophagy, the process by which cells recycle their components. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 19 June 2017 One of them was a $300,000 top-prizewinner, bringing her pretax total to $400,000. Praveena Somasundaram, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2022 Venice prizewinner centers around a real-life infanticide court case in which the mother, a doctoral student, claims sorcery as the culprit. Shalini Dore, Variety, 2 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prizewinner was circa 1849

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“Prizewinner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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prize·​win·​ner -ˌwin-ər How to pronounce prizewinner (audio)
: a winner of a prize

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