- 1A gesture or utterance made as a greeting or acknowledgement of another’s arrival or departure: we greeted them but no one returned our salutations [mass noun]: he raised his glass in salutationMore example sentences
- He raised one hand in salutation, welcoming one and all in a melancholy voice.
- I find that nothing makes conversation quite so impossible as greetings and salutations.
- Grenada shares a common Caribbean culture base with many other islands in the Lesser Antilles, including music, literature, greetings and salutations, food, and family structure.
- 1.1A standard formula of words used in a letter to address the person being written to: we would not expect a love letter to include a formal address and salutationMore example sentences
- The email addresses are in the salutation to the letter.
- At one time the conventional letter salutation employed when writing to a business person whose name was unknown was ‘Dear Sir.’
- For example, the undulating pattern of bold word and definition signal a dictionary while the juxtapositioning of date, address and salutation denote a letter.
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- They call themselves Robin's Hoods, of course, and their salutational greeting is, "How go ye?"
- A salutational voice obediently called from beside her, as if it, too, knew Mary Beth's place. "Good morning."
late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin salutatio(n-), from salutare 'pay one's respects to' (see salute).