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"greeting" in British English

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greetingnoun

uk   /ˈɡriː.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
B1 [C or U] something ​friendly or ​polite that you say or do when you ​meet or ​welcome someone: They ​briskly exchanged greetings before ​starting the ​session. He ​nodded his ​head in greeting.greetings [plural] a ​message that says you ​hope someone is well, ​happy, etc.: birthday/​Christmas greetingsformal My ​father sends his greetings.formal Greetings to you, my ​friends and ​colleagues.

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(Definition of greeting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"greeting" in American English

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greetingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡri·t̬ɪŋ/
a ​welcome to someone, or good ​wishes for a ​specialoccasion: Jennifer ​sendsbirthday greetings (= good ​wishes for ​yourbirthday).
(Definition of greeting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “greeting”
in Arabic تَحِيّة…
in Korean 인사…
in Portuguese saudação, cumprimento…
in Catalan salutació…
in Japanese 挨拶…
in Chinese (Simplified) 问候, 招呼, 迎接…
in Turkish selam…
in Russian приветствие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 問候, 招呼, 迎接…
in Italian saluto…
in Polish pozdrowienie…
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