[ suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr- ]
/ səˌlu təˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr- /


(in some U.S. schools and colleges) the student ranking second highest in the graduating class, who delivers the salutatory at commencement.

Origin of salutatorian

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; salutatory + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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