Noun Valedictions Definition and Examples


Noun:

Valedictions

Pronunciation:

/ˌvalɪˈdɪkʃ(ə)n/

Definition:
1.

noun

The action of saying farewell.
  1. 'He waved in valediction and closed the door quickly.'
  2. 'Otto simply raised a hand in valediction and spurred his horse on.'
  3. 'I uttered my valedictions, and made my way out of there very, very quickly.'
  4. 'Instead, more than two years after it was recorded, the album turns out to be their valediction.'
  5. 'This evening will be a valediction from his peers, a tribute to the man who changed the game.'
  6. 'The girl looked at me, slack-jawed, and didn't even say ‘Cheers’, the typical London valediction.'
  7. 'He had just heard the huntmaster mark the occasion with a sombre valediction, but pledge to continue the tradition of hunting.'
  8. 'The broadcasts always ended with a spookily-cheery valediction of ‘Good-bye, dear listeners’ and a tinny recording of the Internationale.'
  9. 'In 1947 he made a wonderful picture which, though he continued to photograph for many more years, we might read as a valediction to his younger, splenetic self.'


noun

1. an act of bidding farewell or taking leave.

2. an utterance, oration, or the like, given in bidding farewell or taking leave; valedictory.

Origin:

valediction

Mid 17th century: based on Latin vale ‘goodbye’ + dicere ‘to say’, on the pattern of benediction.

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