Definition of summa cum laude adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

summa cum laude

 adverb,adjective
adverb, adjective
NAmE//ˌsʊmə kʊm ˈlaʊdə//
 
, NAmE//ˌsʌmə kʌm ˈlɔdə//
 
, NAmE//ˌsʌmə kʌm ˈlɔdi//
 
, NAmE//ˌsʊmə kʊm ˈlaʊdi//
 
(from Latin)
 
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at the highest level of achievement that students can reach when they finish their studies at college He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard. compare cum laude, magna cum laude
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: summa cum laude