Definition of salutatorian in English:


Syllabification: sa·lu·ta·to·ri·an
Pronunciation: /səˌlo͞otəˈtôrēən


North American
The student who ranks second highest in a graduating class and delivers the salutatory. Compare with valedictorian.
More example sentences
  • In addition, 26 percent of admitted students were valedictorians or salutatorians of their high school class.
  • She has been checking with area alumni to compile lists of the valedictorians and salutatorians for each graduating class as well as records set by past district athletes.
  • She turned toward the stage as everyone started clapping as AJ, the class valedictorian, and Matt, the class salutatorian, walked up to the podium to make their speeches.

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