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American English: /səˈlut/
British English: /səˈl(j)uːt/

Translation of salute in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (gesture) to take the salute (on dais)
    presidir el desfile
    Example sentences
    • I lifted my glass in salute to all my American friends, enjoying the big Thanksgiving meal, and thought with only a tinge of envy of the delights of roast turkey with all the trimmings.
    • In a final mark of respect, a rescue helicopter circled low over the bay, dropped a wreath into the sea, and dipped its nose in salute to those on the headland.
    • When the jet reached Manchester Airport, the aircraft's wings were tipped in salute to its new home before circling and touching down.
  • 2 countable (firing of guns) a 21-gun salute
    Example sentences
    • Excitement still pervaded the air, which hummed with voices and the crackle and pop of logs in the fire like a twenty-one gun salute.
    • She received a 21-gun salute during the welcoming ceremony at Merdeka Palace.
    • Hu, who released a short statement outlining the goals of his visit, was given a 21-gun salute as part of an official welcoming ceremony, she said.

transitive verb

  • 1 (Military)
    to salute the flag
    saludar la bandera
    Example sentences
    • I'm reminded of the famous essay by the semiotician Roland Barthes, who analysed an image of a black soldier saluting the French flag.
    • I remember when the bonded labourers decided to salute the national flag for the first time, on Independence Day in 1983.
    • True patriotism is more than saluting the flag and obeying the current administration.
  • 2 (acknowledge, pay tribute) [formal]
    rendir homenaje a
    I can only salute your singlemindedness
    no puedo sino aplaudir su determinación
    Example sentences
    • When two boxers trade punches for 12 rounds, we salute the champion and respect the loser.
    • Let's all salute an achievement of truly monumental proportions.
    • To my colleagues who aspired for this position, I salute you and respect you for the good fight we had.
  • 3 (greet) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • As we walked, I saw many men greeting or saluting us by kissing her forefinger and bringing it to their forehead.
    • She waved cheerfully and Kyle saluted her right back.
    • Players saluted supporters and the fans hailed their heroes who, at the third attempt in seven roller-coaster seasons, had managed to avoid instant relegation.

intransitive verb

  • (Military)to salute (to somebody)
    hacerle el saludo or (Río de la Plata) la venia (a alguien)
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