Definition of adieu in English:

adieu

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Pronunciation: /əˈdjuː
 
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chiefly literary

exclamation

Goodbye.
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  • I shall return presently with trans-Tasman tales of fun, frolics and fermented beverages… adieu!
  • If sight and shape be true, why then, my love adieu!
  • In other words, it's impossible to adapt anymore, so adieu.

noun (plural adieus or adieux /əˈdjuːz/)

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A goodbye: he whispered a fond adieu
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  • Also on the 23rd, oddball underground rapper NerdX will bid his adieus and release his latest recording at the Carpenter's Union Hall in Kensington.
  • Connie, Larry and I bid our adieus and took an an early evening bar hop down Christopher Street, which included smart drinks at The Monster, Stonewall, The Hangar and Ty's.
  • What better a way to spend a cold winter night than in front of the computer with a bottle of Scotch and box of Kleenex writing gushing adieus to those you love?

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, from a 'to' + Dieu 'God'; compare with adios.

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