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greeting

noun 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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in Korean 인사…
in Arabic تَحِيّة…
in Portuguese saudação, cumprimento…
in Catalan salutació…
in Japanese 挨拶…
in Italian saluto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 問候, 招呼, 迎接…
in Russian приветствие…
in Turkish selam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 问候, 招呼, 迎接…
in Polish pozdrowienie…
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