Laureate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlɔːriət|  American pronunciation of the word laureate
Brit.  |ˈlɒrɪət|  British pronunciation of the word laureate

noun

- someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath
- worthy of the greatest honor or distinction
The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag

Examples

Nigeria's Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka

The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag

...wrote a panegyric on the centennial of the Nobel laureate's birth...

Word forms

noun
singular: laureate
plural: laureates
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