Salome

noun
Sa·​lo·​me | \ sə-ˈlō-mē How to pronounce Salome (audio) , ˈsa-lə-(ˌ)mā How to pronounce Salome (audio) \

Definition of Salome

: a niece of Herod Antipas given the head of John the Baptist as a reward for her dancing

First Known Use of Salome

1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Salome

Late Latin, from Greek Salōmē

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“Salome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salome. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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