Definition of complimentary close in English:

complimentary close

Syllabification: com·pli·men·tary close
(also complimentary closing)

noun

The part of a letter that immediately precedes the writer’s signature, consisting of words such as Sincerely, Cordially, Very truly yours, etc.
More example sentences
  • If your letter is only one page, type the complimentary close and optional components as shown below.
  • Unfortunately, legends, headings, or complimentary closes in corners sometimes have to be trimmed off.
  • Usually, you type your name four lines below the complimentary close, and sign your name in between.

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