valedictorian Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"valedictorian" in British English

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valedictoriannoun [C]

uk   /ˌvæl.ə.dɪkˈtɔː.ri.ən/  us   /-ˈtɔːr.i-/ US
a ​student who has the ​highestgrades in his or her graduatingclass in high ​school and who makes a ​speech at the graduationceremony
(Definition of valedictorian from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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valedictoriannoun [C]

 us   /ˌvæl·əˌdɪkˈtɔr·i·ən, -ˈtoʊr-/
a ​student, usually the one who has the ​bestschoolrecord in a ​group of ​students, and who makes a ​speech at the group’s graduationceremony (= ​ceremony to ​recognize that ​theirstudies are ​completed)
(Definition of valedictorian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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