Word forms: valedictories
1. adjective [usu ADJ n] A valedictory speech, letter, or performance is one that is intended as a way of saying goodbye when someone leaves another person, a place, or a job. [formal] ⇒ ...Mr Walker, making his valedictory address after two years as chairman. ⇒ ...her valedictory aria, sung as she leaves her lover. 2. countable noun [oft N n] A valedictory is a speech that is given by the student with the highest marks in their class at their graduation ceremony. [US] ⇒ He listened to Howard give the valedictory address at high school graduation.
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