red ribbon


Definition of red ribbon

: a red ribbon usually with appropriate words or markings awarded the second-place winner in a competition

Examples of red ribbon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the video, a smiling Kim wore a black Mao suit and cut a huge red ribbon with a ceremonial pair of scissors. Fox News, "North Korea releases pictures showing Kim Jong Un's first public appearance in weeks," 3 May 2020 With balloons released to the skies, Mr. Kim, wearing an all-black outfit but no face mask, was shown cutting a red ribbon at a fertilizer factory. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "Kim Jong Un Appears at a Factory Opening, Ending Rumors of Ill Health," 2 May 2020 For more information on local testing sites, call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or What do the red ribbons signify? Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "World AIDS Day 2019: 37.9M people worldwide were living with HIV at the end of 2018," 2 Dec. 2019 The red ribbon hadn’t yet become an international symbol of awareness. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, "At a house where the homeless go to die, she has been a constant for nearly 30 years. Now, she is saying goodbye.," 20 July 2019 Her prize was a red ribbon, chili pepper salt and pepper shakers, and an engraved wooden spoon. cleveland, "Rocky River Senior Center spices things up with chili cook-off," 21 Jan. 2020 The red ribbon was created in 1991 by artists in New York working to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "World AIDS Day 2019: 37.9M people worldwide were living with HIV at the end of 2018," 2 Dec. 2019 The mood was cheerful, with shows featuring patriotic singing, red ribbons, and dancers in ethnic minority costumes. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "China’s Vast Ambition in Medicine Gets Reality Check From Coronavirus," 25 Jan. 2020 The Dental Studio of Avon Lake, a new business in the city, will be treated to the customary red ribbon cutting ceremony provided to all new businesses. cleveland, "The Dental Studio of Avon Lake moves into Howard Hanna building," 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of red ribbon

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Red ribbon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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