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Definition of "salutatorian" []

  • The student with the second highest academic rank in a class who delivers the salutatory at graduation exercises. (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 "salutatorian" in a sentence
  • "Several years ago, she excelled in a job-training program that focused on basic skills, graduating as the salutatorian."
  • "My brother and sister graduated salutatorian and valedictorian of their high school classes while I managed to coast along with an average slightly above a 'B' effort was not my strong suit in high school."
  • "Hoang's IMDb profile says she got her start in dance at 16, was the salutatorian of her high school class and earned a degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine."
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