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valedictorian

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noun val·e·dic·to·ri·an \-ˌdik-ˈtȯr-ē-ən\

Simple Definition of valedictorian

  • : the student who has the highest grades in a graduating class and who gives a speech at graduation ceremonies

Full Definition of valedictorian

  1. :  the student usually having the highest rank in a graduating class who delivers the valedictory address at the commencement exercises

Examples of valedictorian

  1. She was the valedictorian of her class in 1985.



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VALEDICTORIAN Defined for Kids

valedictorian

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noun val·e·dic·to·ri·an \ˌva-lə-ˌdik-ˈtȯr-ē-ən\

Definition of valedictorian

  1. :  a student usually of the highest standing in a class who gives the farewell speech at the graduation ceremonies




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