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Salome

[suh-loh-mee for 1, 3; sal-uh-mey for 2]
noun
  1. Also Sa·lo·mé. the daughter of Herodias, who is said to have danced for Herod Antipas and so pleased him that he granted her mother's request for the head of John the Baptist. Matt. 14:6–11 (not mentioned by name here).
  2. (italics) a one-act opera (1905) by Richard Strauss based on a drama by Oscar Wilde.
  3. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “peace.”
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Historical Examples of salome

  • Introduced the turkey trot and the salome dance at Versailles.

  • Each said something of the Salome, how grand it was, how impassioned, how powerful.

    The Story of a Play

    W. D. Howells

  • If Salome is to be taken mostly from me, I couldn't bear to have him like anybody but you.

    The Story of a Play

    W. D. Howells

  • He praised it warmly, but he said that it would be hard to find a woman to do the part of Salome.

    The Story of a Play

    W. D. Howells

  • Salome is a little too prononcée, but you can easily mend that.

    The Story of a Play

    W. D. Howells


British Dictionary definitions for salome

Salome

noun
  1. New Testament the daughter of Herodias, at whose instigation she beguiled Herod by her seductive dancing into giving her the head of John the Baptist
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Word Origin and History for salome

Salome

fem. proper name, from Late Latin, from Greek Salome, related to Salomon (see Solomon).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

salome in Culture

Salome

[(suh-loh-mee, sal-uh-may)]

According to nonbiblical historians, the stepdaughter of Herod Antipas, the ruler of Galilee, who arranged for the beheading of John the Baptist. Her name is not given in the Gospels.

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