Harlem

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geographical name Har·lem \ˈhär-ləm\

Definition of Harlem

  1. 1 river channel in southeastern New York northeast of Manhattan Island connecting (with Spuyten Duyvil Creek) the Hudson and East rivers

  2. 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 — see also harlemite

Harlemite

play \-lə-ˌmīt\ noun

HARLEM Defined for English Language Learners

Harlem

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geographical name Har·lem \ˈhär-ləm\

Definition of Harlem for English Language Learners

  • : part of the U.S. city of New York, in the state of New York


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