Definition of time-honoured in English:



  • (of a custom or tradition) respected or valued because it has existed for a long time.

    ‘the eldest son was named, in time-honoured fashion, after his father’
    ‘the beer is still brewed in the time-honoured way’
    • ‘However, one upstart Edinburgh-based investment boutique has been blowing these time-honoured traditions away.’
    • ‘There are many benefits to the time-honored tradition of speaking baby talk to children.’
    • ‘The practice of one state trying to check the influence of another is a time-honored tradition.’
    • ‘Others saw it as the time-honoured custom of cashing-in from a band about to call it a day.’
    • ‘Take, for example, that time-honored journalism staple: big events in regular people's lives.’
    • ‘Only the time-honored tradition of the fixed daily schedule really stands in the way of this arrangement.’
    • ‘Some are heavy on time-honored tradition and others venture into the impact of the new technologies at the turn of the new century.’
    • ‘Installing himself as publisher, he practices the time-honored tradition of stealing the best writers from other journals.’
    • ‘In doing so, she joined in with a time-honoured tradition of musicians taking a stance against war.’
    • ‘So it's possible that Charles was simply practicing a time-honored tradition.’
    • ‘Of course, there exists a long and time-honoured tradition of guitar duets.’
    • ‘The importance of preparing these sheets by hand is a matter of time-honored tradition.’
    • ‘In time-honoured tradition, it was a complete surprise, followed by a champagne reception for her family and colleagues.’
    • ‘Resources will then be allocated effectively in the time-honoured tradition of markets.’
    • ‘Smelling to establish diagnoses is a time-honored practice in medicine.’
    • ‘She prefers, in that time-honoured tradition of serious musicians, to let the music do the talking.’
    • ‘Opening an album with the strongest songs is a time-honoured practice.’
    • ‘The easiest way to do this is to use the time-honored tradition of treats.’
    • ‘The co-owners of the new brewery have just begun producing their own brand of ales, brewed to secret recipes in time-honoured tradition.’
    • ‘Oppression and intolerance continue in a time-honoured tradition.’
    traditional, established, long-established, long-standing, long-lived, old-time, historic, age-old, folk, old-world, ancestral, enduring, lasting
    respected, tried and tested, proven
    customary, conventional, familiar, classic, ritual, ritualistic, habitual, set, fixed, routine, usual, wonted
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