[suh-loh-mee for 1, 3; sal-uh-mey 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.”
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He praised it warmly, but he said that it would be hard to find a woman to do the part of Salome.
Each said something of the Salome, how grand it was, how impassioned, how powerful.
Salome is a little too prononcée, but you can easily mend that.
If Salome is to be taken mostly from me, I couldn't bear to have him like anybody but you.
- 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).
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