how to pronounce salaam


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the above transcription of salaam is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

salaam is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of salaam in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… yusuf salaam their trial gripped the …”

meanings of salaam


  1. A respectful ceremonial greeting performed mostly in Islamic countries.


  1. A low bow as a ceremonial act of deference.


  1. To perform a salaam (to someone).


  1. A surname​.

salaam frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word salaam occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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