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inaugural

adjective in·au·gu·ral \ i-ˈnȯ-gyə-rəl , -g(ə-)rəl \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018
1 : of or relating to an inauguration
2 : marking a beginning : first in a projected series

Examples of inaugural in a Sentence

  1. They attended the inaugural ball.

  2. the inaugural event in the city's week long festival honoring the sailing ships

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First Known Use of inaugural

1689

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inaugural

noun
1 : an inaugural address

Examples of inaugural in a Sentence

  1. attended the inaugurals of the city's last three mayors

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First Known Use of inaugural

1832

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inaugural Synonyms


INAUGURAL Defined for English Language Learners

inaugural

  • : happening as part of an official ceremony or celebration when someone (such as a newly elected official) begins an important job : happening as part of an inauguration

  • : happening as the first one in a series of similar events


INAUGURAL Defined for Kids

inaugural

adjective in·au·gu·ral \ i-ˈnȯ-gyə-rəl \
: occuring as part of an inauguration
  • an inaugural speech


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