Definition of Haile Selassie in English:

Haile Selassie

proper noun

  • (1892–1975), emperor of Ethiopia 1930–74; born Tafari Makonnen. In exile in Britain during the Italian occupation of Ethiopia (1936–41), he was restored to the throne by the Allies and ruled until deposed by a military coup. He is revered by the Rastafarian religious sect.

Pronunciation:

Haile Selassie

/ˌhʌɪlɪ səˈlasi/