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

/ˈɡrēdiNG ˌkärd/