Valedictory

[v_ˈa_l_ɪ_d_ˌɪ_k_t_ə_ɹ_ɪ], [vˈalɪdˌɪktəɹɪ], [vˈalɪdˌɪktəɹɪ]

Definitions of valedictory:

  1.   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.   Farewell.
  3.   A valedictory oration or address spoken at commencement in American colleges or seminaries by one of the graduating class, usually by the leading scholar.
  4.   Saying farewell: farewell: taking leave.
  5.   An oration or address delivered on bidding farewell.
  6.   a farewell oration delivered by the most outstanding member of a graduating class
  7.   of a speech expressing leave- taking; " a valedictory address"
  8.   A farewell speech, especially a farewell address at a school or college commencement.
  9.   A parting address; address first in honor at graduation.
  10.   A farewell address.
  11.   Bidding farewell.
  12.   Bidding farewell; suitable or designed for an occasion of leave- taking; as, a valedictory oration.

Antonyms for valedictory:

inaugural.


Usage examples for valedictory:

  1. But the most touching valedictory was that from Champigny, who after many differences had become Frontenac's friend. ” – The Fighting Governor A Chronicle of Frontenac by Charles W. Colby Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton
  2. “ A Latin valedictory oration by one of the Masters succeeded, and the exercises concluded with a prayer by the President. ” – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  3. Recognition of services faithfully done is an endless task; but Mr. Punch is glad to print the valedictory tribute of one of the boys in blue to a V. A. D.- a class that has come in for much undeserved criticism. ” – Mr. Punch's History of the Great War by Punch
  4. “ Jawster Sharp thought at one time that sheer necessity would give him another chance still; but even Rigby was preferable to Jawster Sharp, who, finding it would not do, published his long- prepared valedictory address, in which he told his constituents, that having long sacrificed his health to their interests, he was now obliged to retire into the bosom of his family. ” – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  5. Generally speaking, the book claims to be the valedictory address of Moses to Israel. ” – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  6. Another from Williams writes: " Such a man is making a rush, and to this we often add- for the Valedictory – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  7. But Doctor Dudley finally declined to remove, much to the mortification of Doctor Caldwell, who, in his last valedictory to the graduates of 1837, indulged in a very bitter impersonal- personal tirade against deception and mendacity, aimed at Doctor Dudley- not saying openly to his colleague " thou art the man"- but hoping " the cap would fit him" and find its place. ” – The History of the Medical Department of Transylvania University by Robert Peter
  8. Remember, we shall expect a valedictory ode in the next number of the Croppy. ” – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  9. You know it is nothing, mother, she said; he only came to bring back my valedictory – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  10. The granting of his licentiateship was not only assured, but he expected it to be the crowning act of his school- days, for he had been designated to deliver the valedictory at the graduation, and already he saw himself in the rostrum, before the whole faculty, the object of public attention. ” – The Reign of Greed Complete English Version of 'El Filibusterismo' by Jose Rizal
  11. “ I can't tell you what he meant, and he had no voice to waste on explanations; I only give poor dear Jim's valedictory sentences as they fell from his white and trembling lips. ” – Station Amusements by Lady Barker
  12. Oh, that was only because it was the valedictory – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  13. “ I was so frightened at having to deliver my valedictory that when I heard that sudden shout, 'Madge! ” – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  14. As her brother- in- law pushed out a valedictory hand, she noticed a shirt- cuff that had the grime of days upon it. ” – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  15. If you say another word about that old valedictory I shall never forgive you! ” – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  16. “ " My beliefs can matter nothing," he compromised, and made her a valedictory bow. ” – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  17. There he wrote that valedictory letter to Gertrude which is given at the end of the last chapter. ” – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  18. And with his fast ebbing breath he breathed his valedictory fixing his stony eyes upon Pascherette as upon his deity. ” – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle
  19. Without evincing any inclination to come in again, he there delivered his valedictory remarks. ” – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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