HyperDic: valedictory

English > 3 senses of the word valedictory:
ADJECTIVEpertvaledictoryof or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell
allvaledictoryof a speech expressing leave-taking
NOUNcommunicationvaledictory, valediction, valedictory address, valedictory orationa farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
valedictory > pronunciation
Soundsvae.lahdih'kteriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > valedictory: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell.
Examples
  • "a valedictory address"
  • "valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course"
  • "a suitable valedictory gesture"
Spanishúltima, último
Nounsvaledictionthe act of saying farewell
valedictorya farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
English > valedictory: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf a speech expressing leave-taking.
Example"a valedictory address"
BroaderexauguralOccurring at or marking the close of a term of office
Nounsvaledictorya farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
English > valedictory: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class).
Synonymsvalediction, valedictory address, valedictory oration
Broaderoratoryaddressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)
Adjectivesvaledictoryof or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell
valedictoryof a speech expressing leave-taking

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