[ UK /sˌæluːtˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. word of greeting used to begin a letter
  2. (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
  3. an act of honor or courteous recognition
    a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
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How To Use salutation In A Sentence

  • On taking their departure, these good-humoured and ever-cheerful people greeted us with three cheers in the true Kabloona style, a mode of salutation they had observed once or twice among us, and frequently practised for their amusement and ours. Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 1
  • When the Litany is sung or said immediately before the Eucharist, the Litany concludes here, and the Eucharist begins with the Salutation and the Collect of the Day.
  • At one time the conventional letter salutation employed when writing to a business person whose name was unknown was ‘Dear Sir.’
  • By what word soever Christ expressed this children to them, it seems to be a very familiar and gentle compellation, that his disciples, from that very salutation of his, might discern him. From the Talmud and Hebraica
  • The man nodded politely to us as they passed and Angus returned the salutation.
  • She began the letter with a polite salutation: ‘Your Excellency.’
  • The sun goes to cross the Western sea, leaving its last salutation to the East.
  • I admire the old fashion according to which in English pugilism (which, however, I do not admire) the combatants shook hands before they fought; only I think much time ought not to be spent upon such salutations when there is other work to do. ' The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859
  • The sun goes to cross the Western sea, leaving its last salutation to the East.
  • In recent literature, academics have argued that Pattabhi Jois and Iyenger were influenced by witnessing the exercise regimes of the British army whose "burpees" became our sun salutations. Ira Israel: The Future of Yoga in America
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