Definition of salutation
1a : an expression of greeting, goodwill, or courtesy by word, gesture, or ceremonyb plural : regards
2 : the word or phrase of greeting (as Gentlemen or Dear Sir or Madam) that conventionally comes immediately before the body of a letter
salutationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of salutation in a sentence
A handshake and saying “hello” are common salutations.
Shaking hands is a form of salutation.
First Known Use of salutation
SALUTATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of salutation for English Language Learners
: a word or phrase (such as “Gentlemen,” “Dear Sir,” “Dear Madam,” or “To whom it may concern”) that is used to begin a letter
: the act of greeting someone
SALUTATION Defined for Kids
Definition of salutation for Students
1 : an act or action of greeting
2 : a word or phrase used as a greeting at the beginning of a letter
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