valediction, valedictory address, valedictory oration, valedictory(noun)
a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell
"a valedictory address"; "valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course"; "a suitable valedictory gesture"
of a speech expressing leave-taking
"a valedictory address"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Good-by is the homely and hearty, farewell the formal English word at parting. Adieu, from the French, is still more ceremonious than farewell; congé, also from the French, is commonly contemptuous or supercilious, and equivalent to dismissal. Valediction is a learned word never in popular use. A valedictory is a public farewell to a company or assembly.
I bade farewell to my comrades, or (without preposition) I bade my comrades farewell; I took a sad farewell of my friends.
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