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English definition of “salaam”

salaam

verb [I or T] uk   /səˈlɑːm/ us  
(especially in Muslim countries) to greet someone by bending low from the waist with the front of the right hand against the top of the faceIslamPhysical gestures of respect
salaam
noun [C], exclamation uk   us  
Physical gestures of respectWelcoming, greeting and greetings
(Definition of salaam from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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