inaugural Definition

  • 1marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office
  • 2the first in a series of events or ceremonies

Using inaugural: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "inaugural" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The inaugural speech of the president was well-received by the public.

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    The inaugural flight of the airline was delayed due to technical issues.

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    The inaugural issue of the magazine was a huge success.

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    The inaugural ceremony of the Olympics is always grand.

inaugural Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for inaugural

Phrases with inaugural

  • a speech given by a person being formally inducted into office


    The President delivered his inaugural address to the nation.

  • a formal dance held to celebrate the beginning of a new term of office for a President


    The inaugural ball was attended by many dignitaries and celebrities.

  • the first run of a train or other vehicle on a new route


    The inaugural run of the high-speed train was a success.

Origins of inaugural

from Latin 'inauguralis', from 'inaugurare' meaning 'to consecrate'


Summary: inaugural in Brief

The term 'inaugural' [ɪˈnɔːɡjʊlə(r)] refers to the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office. It can also mean the first in a series of events or ceremonies. Examples include the inaugural speech of a president, the inaugural flight of an airline, and the inaugural issue of a magazine. Phrases like 'inaugural address' and 'inaugural ball' are common, while idioms are not applicable.