a salutation meaning “peace,” used especially in Islamic countries.
a very low bow or obeisance, especially with the palm of the right hand placed on the forehead.
to salute with a salaam.
- sa·laam·like, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use salaam in a sentence
The ryots, peasant proprietors of the soil, drew their rough carts aside and salaamed as he passed.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The tall Nubians in white and scarlet smiled, salaamed, and showed their pleasure and their desire for his notice.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
The servants set a tray before the Csar with silver cups, and fruit, and cakes, salaamed and retired.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
"That her majesty had chosen Durga Ram to be her consort and to him now forthwith she will be wed." He salaamed.The Adventures of Kathlyn | Harold MacGrath
She started for the door; but Phil got before her, and salaamed to the floor.We Ten | Lyda Farrington Kraus
British Dictionary definitions for salaam
a Muslim form of salutation consisting of a deep bow with the right palm on the forehead
a salutation signifying peace, used chiefly by Muslims
to make a salaam or salute (someone) with a salaam
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012