UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/səˈluːt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/səˈlut/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(sə lo̅o̅t; interj. sä lo̅o̅te)

Inflections of 'salute' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [snappy, quick, rude, defiant] salute
  2. a [military, hand, gun] salute
  3. a [fascist, Nazi, queen's, king's] salute
  4. slang: a one-fingered salute in reply
  5. [gave, offered, extended] a royal salute
  6. gave a salute to the [crowd, guests, fans, troops, well-wishers]
  7. the [officer, captain, soldier] gave the sergeant a salute
  8. a [twenty-one] -gun salute in honor of
  9. felt [offended, betrayed, hurt] by the salute
  10. figurative: [composed, played, performed] with a salute to [the big-band era, the sixties]
  1. salute the [crowd, flag, major]
  2. the [soldiers, corporals, new recruits] saluted [the major, their captain, their superiors]
  3. we salute the [chef, champion, pilot, victims, dead, fallen]
  4. [I, we] salute you
  5. salute by [raising a hand, firing a canon, lifting a hat]
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