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[ suh-loh-mee for 1, 3; sal-uh-mey for 2 ]
/ səˈloʊ mi for 1, 3; ˈsæl əˌmeɪ for 2 /


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).
(italics) a one-act opera (1905) by Richard Strauss based on a drama by Oscar Wilde.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “peace.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for salome


/ (səˈləʊmɪ) /


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


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for 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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