Definition of valedictory in English:


Line breaks: val¦edic|tory
Pronunciation: /ˌvalɪˈdɪkt(ə)ri


  • Serving as a farewell: a valedictory wave
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    • 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.
    farewell, goodbye, leaving, parting, departing, going away, last, final

noun (plural valedictories)

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  • A farewell address: this book of memoirs reads like his valedictory
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    • 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.

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