I once heard a friend say a word to a friend who had just had a new born baby. As I looked it up in the dictionary, I found its meaning equals "well done, nice job or praise someone for their nicely done job", but it's a formal word, like Congratulations, or my Condolences.

Unfortunately, now I've forgotten the word, I hope that someone here might help me, thanks in advance!

  • Can it be "Greetings, my friend..." ?
    – user3214
    Aug 26, 2014 at 7:34
  • @GATA no it's not, kind of a long one
    – f855a864
    Aug 26, 2014 at 7:36
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    How do we read your friend's mind? And there might be 100s of words to refer to the event -formally and informally. :)
    – Maulik V
    Aug 26, 2014 at 9:38

1 Answer 1


Felicitations is a synonym for congratulations.
It fits your description.

Although, as others have commented, there could be a number of possibilities.

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    It may be worth mentioning that this is not a very commonly-used word. You might even get some funny looks if you use it in every day conversation.
    – J.R.
    Aug 26, 2014 at 21:30

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