Definition of Birthday Honours in English:

Birthday Honours

plural noun

  • (in the UK) the awards and titles conferred by the sovereign on his or her official birthday.

    ‘he was appointed a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours, for political and charitable services’
    • ‘He was made a Freeman of the City of Bradford, and made Companion of Honour in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 1997.’
    • ‘In 1998, after my Dad's retail endeavours had more or less finished, my Dad received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours, a wonderful achievement of which he is rightly very proud of.’
    • ‘These three personnel join 22 other members of the RAN who were named on this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.’
    • ‘Two of Britain's football legends were rewarded today in a Birthday Honours List published on the day Euro 2004 kicks off.’
    • ‘He received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours earlier this year and received a CBE in 1996 for services to agriculture.’
    • ‘A dedicated doctor who has devoted more than three decades of his life to Shipston Medical Centre has been awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.’
    • ‘She was awarded an MBE in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours for her services to ethnic minorities and business.’
    • ‘The Queen's Birthday Honours are awarded on a Saturday in June.’
    • ‘In 2000 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to science broadcasting.’
    • ‘In the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 1922, he was created a Knight Commander of the British Empire.’
    • ‘He was knighted for services to nursing and the NHS in the Queen's Birthday Honours last year.’
    • ‘Last June, the 53-year-old Gent was included in the Queen's Birthday Honours list and knighted for his services to the telecoms industry.’
    • ‘And she has been rewarded for that passion in the Queen's Birthday Honours, which saw her awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit.’
    • ‘Aviation, literary and ecclesiastical pioneers, a senior judge and a sports stalwart head this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.’
    • ‘He said the knighthood, awarded in the Queen's Birthday Honours, recognised ‘the work of the community at large’.’
    • ‘The Beatles were made MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours.’
    • ‘Jim was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2002.’
    • ‘Once again, several people from Croydon were in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, released at the weekend.’
    • ‘A legendary Olympic coach responsible for training more than 200 international athletes receives an MBE in today's Queen's Birthday Honours.’
    • ‘He was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to science and education.’

Pronunciation:

Birthday Honours

/bɜːθdeɪˈɒnəz/