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Definition a greeting — such as "Hi",  "Dear John:", or "Ladies and Gentlemen"


the act of greeting

Much more rarely, a salutation can refer to a gesture or verbal acknowledgement of someone's departure.
  • The traditional Hindu salutation is "Namaste".
salutation = a greeting — such as "Hi",  "Dear John:", or "Ladies and Gentlemen"
  • Greetings and salutations.
  • Data in this column will merge into the salutation line.
  • "Salutations!" said the voice.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • salutations = a greeting — such as "Hi" or "Hello"
  • they dance about it with gentle actions of salutation;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • salutation = greeting or welcome
  • Ahoshta Tarkaan to Kidrash Tarkaan, salutation and peace.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • salutation = greetings
  • When I say 'salutations,' it's just my fancy way of saying hello or good morning.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • salutations = a greeting — such as "Hi" or "Hello"
  • "Salutations!" it said.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • And what are salutations?
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • "Salutations!" repeated the voice.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • "Salutations are greetings," said the voice.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • Salutations!
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • Without speaking or giving any kind of salutation, Martin went out, closing the door silently behind him.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • salutation = a gesture or verbal acknowledgement of someone's arrival or departure
  • "Your sarvant, sir, your sarvant," said the grub-man, making a low salutation behind his apron.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • Salutation and greeting to you all!
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • Take the penny to William with my salutations.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • "Iwo Jima hero!" was the inescapable salutation.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The only parting salutation of which he delivered himself was a sulky 'Good night, father!'
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • He gave it a solemn salutation-Senora—and signed it with his initial, as he had done in the perfumed love letters of his youth.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Seeing this, as he exchanged the usual salutations, Clennam decided to speak to his mother without postponement.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit

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