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salutation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Mail
salutationsal‧u‧ta‧tion /ˌsæljəˈteɪʃən/ noun formal  1 [countable]TCMTALK/MAKE A SPEECH a word or phrase used at the beginning of a letter or speech, such as ‘Dear Mr Smith2 [countable, uncountable]HELLO something you say or do when greeting someone
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salutationThe tricky thing is to judge at what point to raise a hand in salutation.The letter started off not with a personal salutation but in black letters: Jai Shiva Shankar!The next question is whether to use a colon, comma, or dash after the salutation.
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