Definition of inaugural in English:


Line breaks: in¦aug|ural
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɔːgjʊr(ə)l




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  • An inaugural speech, especially one made by an incoming US president: President Clinton’s inaugural
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    • 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.

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