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noun     greeting pronunciation in British English
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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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