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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)
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valedictoriannoun [C]

uk   /ˌvæl.ə.dɪkˈtɔː.ri.ən/  us   /ˌvæl.ə.dɪkˈtɔːr.i.ən/ US
a ​student who has the ​highestgrades in his or her graduatingclass in high ​school and who makes a ​speech at the graduationceremony
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