Salome: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (su-lō'mē for 1, 3 sal'u-mā&sec for 2), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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