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Valedictory meaning in English

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1. valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, valedictory oration

a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)


2. valedictory

of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell

Example Sentences:
'a valedictory address'
'valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course'
'a suitable valedictory gesture'

3. valedictory

of a speech expressing leave-taking

Example Sentences:
'a valedictory address'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -ries
a farewell address or speech
2. US and Canadian
a farewell speech delivered at a graduation ceremony, usually by the most outstanding graduate

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said or done at parting, by way of farewell; uttered as a valediction
nounWord forms: plural ˌvaleˈdictories US
a farewell speech, esp. one delivered at a graduation ceremony

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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n. pl. val·e·dic·to·ries
A closing or farewell statement or address, especially one delivered at graduation exercises.
Of, relating to, or expressing a valedictory.

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