Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun salutation

3 senses of salutation

Sense 1
salute, salutation -- (an act of honor or courteous recognition; "a musical salute to the composer on his birthday")
       => recognition, credit -- (approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying")

Sense 2
greeting, salutation -- ((usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting))
       => acknowledgment, acknowledgement -- (a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her")

Sense 3
salutation -- (word of greeting used to begin a letter)
       => opening -- (the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme")

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