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Syllabification: fare·well
Pronunciation: /ˌferˈwel

Definition of farewell in English:


Used to express good wishes on parting: farewell, Albert!
goodbye, so long, bye, bye-bye, see you (later), cheers;
informal, dated toodle-oo


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1An act of parting or of marking someone’s departure: the dinner had been arranged as a farewell
More example sentences
  • His teaching colleagues and students have arranged a special farewell party for him this Friday.
  • One idea is to launch a farewell party, like we do for adults when they leave.
  • But after struggling to recruit new members, they have decided to disband, and performed for the last time at a farewell party on Tuesday.
1.1Parting good wishes: he had come on the pretext of bidding her farewell I bade him a fond farewell
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  • Of course, this is no fond farewell as Lynn strolls off into the sunset.
  • The whole family was at the pier to bid us fond farewell, making us promise that we would come to visit them again.
  • Vincent nodded a farewell as she left, and he instinctively locked the door behind her.


late Middle English: from the imperative of fare + the adverb well1.

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