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speech day

noun
  1. British (in schools) an annual day on which prizes are presented, speeches are made by guest speakers, etc
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Historical Examples of speech day

  • Ah, there's Gilbertson—he can tell me about this Speech-day business.'

    The Giant's Robe

    F. Anstey

  • I should be too late for a speech-day, or I should probably go down to Harrow.

  • This was the time-honoured cheering with which speech-day at Grandcourt always came to an end.

    The Master of the Shell

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Gilbertson was a fellow-master, and one of the committee for arranging the Speech-day entertainment.

  • He displayed a king-like memory for faces and the geniality of a headmaster on Speech-day.