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How to Pronounce salutes?

Correct pronunciation for the word "salutes" is [səlˈuːts], [səlˈuːts], [s_ə_l_ˈuː_t_s].

"Salutes" in context

Salutes are a symbolic gesture that is used to demonstrate respect, admiration or deference to an individual, institution or nation. Salutes can take many forms depending on the country or culture. In the military, for example, salutes are formal, personal and respectful hand gestures that are exchanged between personnel to show respect and solidarity. Salutes originated from Medieval times, when weapons such as swords would be drawn and presented in a show of respect and deference. In the United States, salutes are symbolic of the military, but are also a universal sign of respect for all individuals regardless of rank or status.

What are similar-sounding words for salutes?

  • saults.

Usage over time for salutes:

This graph shows how "salutes" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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