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English definition of “valedictorian”

valedictorian

noun [C]     /ˌvæl.ə.dɪkˈtɔː.ri.ən/ US  /-ˈtɔːr.i-/ US
a student , usually one who has been the most successful in a particular class , who makes a speech at a special ceremony at the end of a school year Students and pupils
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