[kuh n-grach-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, -graj-, kuh ng-]
- expressing or conveying congratulations: a congratulatory telegram.
Origin of congratulatory
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Examples from the Web for congratulatory
ERIK: He texted us about a few weeks ago, just to kind of give us a congratulatory text on “Skydive” and the video.Not a Liquid Dream: O-Town's Back, Baby. But Where’s Ashley?
August 25, 2014
The general reaction among his teammates was congratulatory and warm, but in retrospect surprisingly muted.Babe Ruth’s Summer of Records
September 29, 2013
The defense quoted a congratulatory e-mail she sent him as the carnage in Mumbai filled television screens worldwide.Terrorism Trial's Unreliable Narrator
May 30, 2011
Her gasp of astonishment was lost in the chorus of congratulatory cries.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
But it nettled her that everybody should be so congratulatory, and nobody surprised.Southern Lights and Shadows
See you not that your congratulatory work would have been easy?
"You have certainly had a narrow escape," he went on with a congratulatory smile.A Nest of Spies
"She was mistaken this time, if she never was before," said Bob, with a congratulatory smile.Seek and Find
Word Origin and History for congratulatory
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