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noun welcome pronunciation in British English /ˈwelkəm/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an act of welcoming or greeting someone
    They received a tumultuous welcome.
    The mayor said some words of welcome (=made a short speech to welcome people).
    a warm welcome (=an especially friendly welcome): He gave us a warm welcome and invited us to lunch.
    in welcome: He held his hand out in welcome.
  2. 2
    [countable] a reaction to a suggestion or decision
    The proposal received an enthusiastic welcome.
    Politicians gave a cautious welcome to the appointment (=were pleased by it but not completely satisfied).



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