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Definition of time-honoured adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

time-honoured

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈtaɪm ɒnəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪm ɑːnərd//
 
(especially US English -honored)
 
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respected because it has been used or done for a long time They showed their approval in the time-honoured way (= by clapping, for example).