V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. a gesture or phrase that is used to greet, welcome, or recognize somebody; 2. the expression of greetings, welcome, or recognition; 3. the greeting that begins a letter or email
Synonyms: greeting, salute, cheers, honor, citation, tribute, accolade
Tips: Salutation is derived from the Latin salus, which means "greetings, good health." A salutation is a greeting used to welcome or address someone. Salutation has also come to denote the introductory and closing portion of letters and speeches.
Polish people are known for their celebratory salutations, like having every guest drink a shot of vodka when they arrive to a party. (greetings, welcoming act)
A traditional American salutation is, "How are you." (greeting)
No matter how hard she tried, she couldn't come up with a good salutation to begin her speech. (greeting, introduction)
He liked to end his emails with the salutation, "Cheers!" (sign off, salute)
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