Goodbye - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɡʊdˈbaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word goodbye
Brit.  |ɡʊdˈbʌɪ|  British pronunciation of the word goodbye


- a farewell remark (syn: adieu, bye, bye- bye, cheerio, good- bye)


He left without saying goodbye.

Say goodbye before you go.

He walked away without saying goodbye!

She fought back her tears as she said goodbye.

We hugged briefly, and then it was time to say goodbye.

Students converged in the parking lot to say goodbye after graduation.

After inhaling their dinner, the children ran out the door without even saying goodbye.

It was a wrench to say goodbye to all my friends.

She said goodbye and tripped off along the road.

It's curious that she left without saying goodbye.

I said goodbye and hung up.

They left in haste, without even saying goodbye.

What hurts is that he never even said goodbye.

She knew if she concentrated on her marriage she could kiss her career goodbye.

I'd like to say goodbye to Paul who leaves us for pastures new.

Word forms

singular: goodbye
plural: goodbyes
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