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farewell

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

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
Translations of “farewell”
in Spanish despedida…
in French (d’)adieu…
in German das Lebewohl, Abschieds-……
in Chinese (Traditional) 再見,再會…
in Russian прощай(те)!…
in Turkish Allaha ısmarladık!, Hoşça kalın!, Elveda!…
in Chinese (Simplified) 再见,再会…
in Polish żegnaj…
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