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Definition of "inaugural" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of an inauguration. (adjective)
  • Initial; first: the inaugural issue of a magazine. (adjective)
  • An inauguration. (noun)
  • A speech given by a person being formally inducted into office. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inaugural" in a sentence
  • "The jubilee bonfires were scarcely ashes before Tired Tinkham delivered at the corner grocery what he called his inaugural address."
  • "The release of one winner at a time and the surrounding publicity seem intended to heighten awareness that ordinary citizens and small donors — not just fat cats — are participating in inaugural events."
  • "The inaugural is likely to be the most expensive ever but will also include events for the public in what the inaugural committee calls the most open and accessible inauguration in modern times."