Part of speech: noun

The act of saluting; a greeting.

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Usage examples "salutation":

  1. " I can see nothing and hear nothing," was that individual's hurried salutation. - "Hand and Ring", Anna Katharine Green.
  2. So saying, he bade the Prince farewell, and the latter, having returned his salutation, rode off. - "Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers", Various.
  3. All, as we passed them, welcomed us with the friendly salutation that becomes men engaged in a labour of religion. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.