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  • interj. A greeting.
  • n. Plural form of salutation.


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The interjection is an application of the noun.



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  • WORD: salutations

    EXAMPLE from Charlotte's Web:

    Just as Wilbur was settling down for his morning nap, he heard again the thin voice that had addressed him the night before.

    "Salutations!" said the voice.

    Wilbur jumped to his feet. "Salu-what?" he cried.

    "Salutations!" repeated the voice.

    "What are they, and where are you? screamed Wilbur. "Please, please, tell me where you are. And what are salutations ?

    "Salutations are greetings," said the voice. "When I say 'salutations,' it's just my fancy way of saying hello or good morning. Actually it's a silly expression, and I am surprised I used it at all. As for my whereabouts, that's easy. Look up here in the corner of the doorway! Here I am. Look, I'm waving!"

    -- 1952 E.B. WHITE. Charlotte's Web. Chapter V -- Charlotte (pages 35 - 36).

    September 25, 2013

  • Charlotte: Salutations.

    Wilbur: Salu-what?

    Charlotte: Salutations.

    Wilbur: What are they? And where are you?

    Charlotte: Salutations is my fancy way of saying hello.

    (from the screenplay of the 1973 film of Charlotte's Web)

    Charlotte is most definitely a Wordie.

    April 20, 2008