Definition of greeting card in US English:

greeting card

(British greetings card)


  • A decorative card sent to convey good wishes on some occasion.

    • ‘The business which bears her name stocks and sells a range of hand-made greetings cards, hand-made glassware and scented hand-made candles and jewellery.’
    • ‘Each Christmas instead of sending out greetings cards to all its clients, it donates the funds to local good causes.’
    • ‘Statistics, for instance, tell American Greetings that women between the ages of 35 and 55 purchase 92% of all greetings cards.’
    • ‘As the festive season approaches, the number of people sending electronic greetings cards will also rise rapidly.’
    • ‘The post office also sells a small selection of groceries as well as stationery and greetings cards.’
    greetings card, postcard, christmas card, birthday card, good luck card, get well card, sympathy card
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greeting card

/ˈɡrēdiNG ˌkärd/