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English definition of “farewell”

farewell

exclamation uk   /ˌfeəˈwel/ us    /ˌfer-/ old-fashioned or formal
goodbye

farewell

noun [C] uk   /ˌfeəˈwel/ us    /ˌfer-/ formal
an occasion when someone says goodbye: We said our sad farewells and got on the bus. He bid us both a fond (= affectionate) farewell. a farewell party
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