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salutation

noun

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1 a formal expression of praise
  • the speaker introduced the evening's honored guest with a lavish salutation

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2 an expression of goodwill upon meeting
  • began the discussion with a gracious salutation to the distinguished assembly

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The first known use of salutation was in the 14th century

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salutation

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“Salutation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/salutation. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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