Definition of Salem in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsāləm/
1An industrial city in Tamil Nadu in southern India; population 872,400 (est. 2009).
2The state capital of Oregon, on the Willamette River, southwest of Portland; population 153,435 (est. 2008).
3A city and port in northeastern Massachusetts, on the Atlantic coast, north of Boston; population 41,256 (est. 2008). First settled in 1626, it was the scene in 1692 of a notorious series of witchcraft trials.
4A town in southeastern New Hampshire, southeast of Derry; population 29,414 (est. 2008).

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Syllabification: Sa·lem

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