Meaning of “valedictorian” in the English Dictionary

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"valedictorian" in British English

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valedictoriannoun [ C ]

uk /ˌvæl.ə.dɪkˈtɔː.ri.ən/ us /ˌvæl.ə.dɪkˈtɔːr.i.ən/ US

a student who has the highest grades in his or her graduating class in high school and who makes a speech at the graduation ceremony

(Definition of “valedictorian” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"valedictorian" in American English

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valedictoriannoun [ C ]

us /ˌvæl·əˌdɪkˈtɔr·i·ən, -ˈtoʊr-/

a student, usually the one who has the best school record in a group of students, and who makes a speech at the group’s graduation ceremony (= ceremony to recognize that their studies are completed)

(Definition of “valedictorian” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)