Edmund-Leighton

ACCOLADE

[noun]

1. any award, honour, or laudatory notice.

2. a light touch on the shoulder with the flat side of the sword or formerly by an embrace, done in the ceremony of conferring knighthood.

3. the ceremony itself.

4. Music: a brace joining several staves.

5. Architecture: a) an archivolt or hood moulding having more or less the form of an ogee arch. b) a decoration having more or less the form of an ogee arch, cut into a lintel or flat arch.