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valedictory

Syllabification: val·e·dic·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˌvaləˈdikt(ə)rē
 
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Definition of valedictory in English:

adjective

Serving as a farewell: a valedictory wave
More example sentences
  • He was the same when he left the Citizens' last year, insisting his interviews should not be valedictory celebrations of the past, but forward-looking speculations of the theatre's programme after he had gone.
  • The new album draws its main inspiration from the band's annual tours of the Highlands and islands, much of it - aptly enough - striking an elegiac or valedictory note.
  • The festival's valedictory function will be held on May 9.
Synonyms
farewell, goodbye, leaving, parting;
last, final

noun (plural valedictories)

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A farewell address.
Example sentences
  • As long as five years ago, the three main newsweeklies had locked up eminent presidential historians to write his valedictories.
  • He is the man whose next most significant speech will be his valedictory, and we will hear it in this Parliament.
  • All I can say is that I hope the previous member is proud of that speech, because it will be his valedictory.
Synonyms
speech, address, lecture, declamation

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