valedictory


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val·e·dic·to·ry

 (văl′ĭ-dĭk′tə-rē)
n. pl. val·e·dic·to·ries
A closing or farewell statement or address, especially one delivered at graduation exercises.
adj.
Of, relating to, or expressing a valedictory.

valedictory

(ˌvælɪˈdɪktərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a farewell address or speech
2. (Education) US and Canadian a farewell speech delivered at a graduation ceremony, usually by the most outstanding graduate

val•e•dic•to•ry

(ˌvæl ɪˈdɪk tə ri)

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.
3. an address delivered at commencement exercises on behalf of the graduating class.
4. any farewell oration.
[1645–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.valedictory - a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)valedictory - a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
oratory - addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous); "he loved the sound of his own oratory"
Adj.1.valedictory - of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewellvaledictory - of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell; "a valedictory address"; "valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course"; "a suitable valedictory gesture"
2.valedictory - of a speech expressing leave-takingvaledictory - of a speech expressing leave-taking; "a valedictory address"
exaugural - occurring at or marking the close of a term of office; "an exaugural message"

valedictory

adjective farewell, leaving, parting, last, final, going away, departing making his valedictory address after two years as chairman

valedictory

adjective
Of, done, given, or said on departing:
Translations

valedictory

[ˌvælɪˈdɪktərɪ]
A. ADJ [address] → de despedida
B. N (US) → oración f de despedida

valedictory

[ˌvælɪˈdɪktəri] adj [speech, letter, performance] → d'adieu

valedictory

adj (form)Abschieds-; valedictory speechAbschiedsrede f
n (US Sch) = valediction b

valedictory

[ˌvælɪˈdɪktərɪ] adj (frm) → di commiato
References in classic literature ?
Micawber spoke as if they were going five hundred thousand miles, 'I should offer a few valedictory remarks to two such friends as I see before me.
Without evincing any inclination to come in again, he there delivered his valedictory remarks.
I had written news letters to the Herald sometimes, but yet when I visited the office that day I did not say any thing about writing a valedictory.
At the conclusion of the repast, by which time the flying waiter was severely blown, the immovable waiter gathered up the tablecloth under his arm with a grand air, and having sternly (not to say with indignation) looked on at the flying waiter while he set the clean glasses round, directed a valedictory glance towards Mr.
While delivering these valedictory observations, Wegg continually disappointed Mr Boffin of his hand by flourishing it in the air.
Contract awarded for The Master in Public Administration and Management program is hosting a Valedictory Dinner for graduating class 2016, on Thursday 14 January 2016.
Fatima Masood Ahmed Albastaki and Kevin Fernando delivered valedictory speeches on behalf of the IGCSE and AS/A Level students respectively.
I was going to write a farewell message but last month's column on Sir Peter Scott and Charlie Schwartz was a pretty good one, so let that be the valedictory.
I now look forward to new challenges, greater freedoms and a life outside this madhouse" - Tory MP Aidan Burley in his valedictory speech in the Commons.
It's about the hair on the back of your neck moving as he breathes" Actress Eleanor Tomlinson on her big love scene with Dubliner Aidan Turner in Poldark "Now I have been given a gong, I feel like I have been made a school prefect, so I can't misbehave" Actor Damian Lewis on his OBE "In 50 years of watching politics - I would never dream of joining the blighters - I have never seen our Establishment so shrouded in secrecy" Writer Frederick Forsyth "I feel sexy and vulnerable when I have no make-up on"Actress January Jones "I now look forward to new challenges, greater freedoms and a life outside this madhouse" Tory MP Aidan Burley in his valedictory speech in the Commons
Clive James whose death was said to be imminent two years ago, recalls valedictory interviews at that time.
Parakh received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award from the Vice President Hamid Ansari during the valedictory session of the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on Friday The award is given to distinguished members of the Indian Diaspora for their achievements in life and contribution to the welfare of the Indian community abroad and for enhancing India's image overseas.