salutation - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˌsæljʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
singularsalutation
pluralsalutations
  1. 1
    formal a word or phrase that is used for saying hello to someone
  2. 2
    a standard word or phrase that is used at the beginning of a letter, for exampleDear Sirs’ or ‘Dear Julia’