Harlem

geographical name
Har·​lem | \ ˈhär-ləm How to pronounce Harlem (audio) \

Definition of Harlem

1 river channel in southeastern New York northeast of Manhattan Island connecting (with Spuyten Duyvil Creek) the Hudson and East rivers
2 section of New York City in northern Manhattan bordering on the Harlem and East rivers; a center of African American culture especially in the 1920s

Other Words from Harlem

Harlemite \ ˈhär-​lə-​ˌmīt How to pronounce Harlemite (audio) \ noun

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“Harlem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Harlem. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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