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.

Usage Examples:

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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