- Marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office: his inaugural concert as Music DirectorMore example sentences
- It was the best Democratic speech since FDR's first inaugural address.
- Then he devoted his entire inaugural address to that subject.
- He now faces a new challenge of explaining his vision to the country and to the world in his second inaugural address.
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- An inaugural speech, especially one made by an incoming US president: President Clinton’s inauguralMore example sentences
- One criticism of the president's inaugural is that it was a nice speech, but that his credibility is zero: no one believes anything he says.
- It was a departure from the usual - different from the usual clichéd inaugurals.
- You helped draft President Clinton's second inaugural, is that right?
late 17th century: from French (from inaugurer 'inaugurate', from Latin inaugurare) + -al.