Definition of farewell in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌferˈwel/


Used to express good wishes on parting: farewell, Albert!
goodbye, so long, bye, bye-bye, see you (later), cheers;
adieu, au revoir, ciao, adios, sayonara;
bon voyage
informal,, dated toodle-oo


1An act of parting or of marking someone’s departure: the dinner had been arranged as a farewell
More example sentences
  • His teaching colleagues and students have arranged a special farewell party for him this Friday.
  • One idea is to launch a farewell party, like we do for adults when they leave.
  • But after struggling to recruit new members, they have decided to disband, and performed for the last time at a farewell party on Tuesday.
1.1Parting good wishes: he had come on the pretext of bidding her farewell I bade him a fond farewell
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  • Of course, this is no fond farewell as Lynn strolls off into the sunset.
  • The whole family was at the pier to bid us fond farewell, making us promise that we would come to visit them again.
  • Vincent nodded a farewell as she left, and he instinctively locked the door behind her.
goodbye, valediction, adieu;
leave-taking, parting, departure;


Late Middle English: from the imperative of fare + the adverb well1.

Words that rhyme with farewell

Adele, Aix-la-Chapelle, aquarelle, artel, au naturel, bagatelle, béchamel, befell, bell, belle, boatel, Brunel, Cadell, carousel, cartel, cell, Chanel, chanterelle, clientele, Clonmel, compel, Cornell, crime passionnel, dell, demoiselle, dispel, dwell, el, ell, Estelle, excel, expel, fell, Fidel, fontanelle, foretell, Gabrielle, gazelle, gel, Giselle, hell, hotel, impel, knell, lapel, mademoiselle, maître d'hôtel, Manuel, marcel, matériel, mesdemoiselles, Michel, Michelle, Miguel, misspell, morel, moschatel, Moselle, motel, muscatel, nacelle, Nell, Nobel, Noel, organelle, outsell, Parnell, pell-mell, personnel, propel, quell, quenelle, rappel, Raquel, Ravel, rebel, repel, Rochelle, Sahel, sardelle, sell, shell, show-and-tell, smell, Snell, spell, spinel, swell, tell, undersell, vielle, villanelle, well, yell

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Syllabification: fare·well

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