Meaning of “salutation” in the English Dictionary

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"salutation" in American English

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salutationnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌsæl·jəˈteɪ·ʃən/

a greeting in words or actions, or the words used at the beginning of a letter or speech:

[ C ] Start your letter with the salutation "Dear Friends."

(Definition of “salutation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)