salutation

[ sal-yuh-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF salutation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SALUTATION

She answered his salutation with a frank inclination of the head.

"We shut the door when the steed's stolen, Mr. Arthur," was his salutation.

After hailing the morn with this second salutation, he threw a boot at the woman as a third.

The solicitor, who had bidden them enter, did not at first offer them any salutation.

She felt sure that he had chosen deliberately not to come to her for the evening salutation.

"How d'ye do, Eldredge," was the great man's salutation, not at all effusive.

And the other made an attempt at a salutation, and passed on.

"You have made haste, Hankes," said he, not wasting a word in salutation.

I returned the salutation, never suspecting it was meant for you.

And what was the Hebrew's salutation as he met his brother or his friend?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French salutacion "greeting," from Latin salutationem (nominative salutatio) "a greeting, saluting," noun of action from past participle stem of salutare "to greet" (see salute (v.)). As a word of greeting (elliptical for "I offer salutation") it is recorded from 1530s. Related: Salutations.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SALUTATION

acclamation

nounenthusiastic expression of approval
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