valedictory

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌvælɪˈdɪktəri/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌvælɪˈdɪktəri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(val′i diktə rē)

Inflections of 'valedictory' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": valedictories

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
val•e•dic•to•ry /ˌvælɪˈdɪktəri/USA pronunciation   adj., n., pl.  -ries. 
adj. 
  1. bidding good-bye;
    saying farewell:a valedictory speech.
  2. of or relating to an occasion of leave-taking:a valedictory ceremony.

n. [countable]
  1. Educationa speech delivered at the commencement exercises of a college or school on behalf of the graduating class.
  2. any farewell speech.
See -val-, -dict-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
val•e•dic•to•ry  (val′i diktə rē),USA pronunciation adj., n., pl.  -ries. 
adj. 
  1. bidding good-bye;
    saying farewell:a valedictory speech.
  2. of or pertaining to an occasion of leave-taking:a valedictory ceremony.

n. 
  1. Educationan address or oration delivered at the commencement exercises of a college or school on behalf of the graduating class.
  2. any farewell address or oration.
  • Latin valedict(us) (see valediction) + -ory1
  • 1645–55

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
valedictory /ˌvælɪˈdɪktərɪ -trɪ/ n ( pl -ries)
  1. a farewell address or speech
  2. US Canadian a farewell speech delivered at a graduation ceremony, usually by the most outstanding graduate
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