summa cum laude

adverb or adjective
sum·​ma cum lau·​de | \ ˌsu̇-mə-(ˌ)ku̇m-ˈlau̇-də How to pronounce summa cum laude (audio) , ˌsü-, -ˈlau̇-dē; ˌsə-mə-ˌkəm-ˈlȯ-dē How to pronounce summa cum laude (audio) \

Definition of summa cum laude

: with highest distinction graduated summa cum laude — compare cum laude, magna cum laude

Examples of summa cum laude in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.: Carl Ash of Encinitas, Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience, summa cum laude. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Aug. 2021 The Class of 2021 includes summa cum laude students Vincent Arena, Denielle Burdick, Krista Grabski, Lexa Johnson, Malak Lamsettef, Christianna Likos, Gabrielle Lutzo, Daniel Przybysz, Ana Radojkovic and Rochelle Vallee. John Benson, cleveland, 10 June 2021 According to his LinkedIn profile, Hughes graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma in 2005. Dory Jackson, PEOPLE.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Mary Simmons of Middleburg Heights, a graduate of Saint Joseph Academy,, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts: Creative Writing. Rich Heileman, cleveland, 25 June 2021 Yates completed a bachelor’s degree in English from UT Dallas and graduated summa cum laude in 1978. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 14 June 2021 Kudos to Jennifer Robinson of Berea for graduating summa cum laude from Franklin University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Forensics. Rich Heileman, cleveland, 21 May 2021 Yellen, who graduated summa cum laude from Brown University and earned a doctorate in economics from Yale University, also can be prescient. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2021 Yellen, who graduated summa cum laude from Brown University and earned a doctorate in economics from Yale University, also can be prescient. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of summa cum laude

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for summa cum laude

Latin, with highest praise

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27 Sep 2021

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“Summa cum laude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summa%20cum%20laude. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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summa cum laude

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of summa cum laude

: with highest honor

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