Definition of magna cum laude in English:

magna cum laude

Pronunciation /ˌmaɡnə kʌm ˈlɔːdi//ˌmaɡnɑː kʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ/

adjective & adverb

North American
  • With great distinction (with reference to university degrees and diplomas)

    ‘he graduated magna cum laude in mathematics from Berkeley’
    • ‘Forty percent of the class graduated with Latin Honors; 12 percent Summa Cum Laude; 12 percent Magna Cum Laude; and 16 percent Cum Laude.’
    • ‘Fisher was the salutatorian and graduated Magna Cum Laude.’


Latin, literally ‘with great praise’.


magna cum laude

/ˌmaɡnə kʌm ˈlɔːdi//ˌmaɡnɑː kʊm ˈlaʊdeɪ/