Definition of salami in English:


Syllabification: sa·la·mi
Pronunciation: /səˈlämē

noun (plural same or salamis)

1A type of highly seasoned sausage, originally from Italy, usually eaten cold in slices.
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  • Village shops that once sold their ham in coffin-shaped tins, now peddle vac-packed slices of salami and prosciutto crudo, and this must surely be a step in the right direction.
  • Between dives, I enjoy the local food - grilled meat and smoked ham, salted pilchards, sheep's cheese, paprika salami, Slavonian spicy sausages and so on.
  • I also scarfed a plate of charcuterie which featured decent chorizo, a peppered salami and some sort of good cured pork loin which reminded me of Corsican lonzo, but could have been from anywhere, I'm no expert.
2 Baseball , informal A grand slam home run.
[a play on the word 'slam']


Italian, plural of salame, from a late Latin word meaning 'to salt'.

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