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noun greeting pronunciation in American English /ˈɡritɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] something polite or friendly that you say or do when you meet someone

    They exchanged greetings and sat down.

    He came to meet her, his hands extended in greeting.

  2. 2
    [countable] [usually plural] a friendly message sent to someone on their birthday, at Christmas, etc.
  3. 3


    an old-fashioned way of saying hello to someone

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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