front parlor

noun

old-fashioned
: a room in the front part of a house or apartment that is used for spending time with guests

Examples of front parlor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a long day exploring, kick up your feet in the front parlor, or retreat to your room for a restful night’s sleep. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 9 Sep. 2023 The son’s room became a whisper of an office; in the daughter’s room, florals, ikat, and a Japanese lantern mingle effortlessly as the front parlor. Marni Elyse Katz, House Beautiful, 22 Dec. 2022 Human History, a front parlor infinitely painted over with massacre, and into the fray came I, highly allergic, quick to cry, and armed with fat fists of need. Franny Choi, The Atlantic, 30 Oct. 2022 Here in the front parlor, the wool rug is by Rosemary Hallgarten, the curved chairs are by Nanna Ditzel, the vintage cocktail table is by Paul Kingma, and the sofa is by Shine by S.H.O. A smoky gray paint, Downpipe by Farrow & Ball, creates a relaxing backdrop. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, 13 July 2022

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“Front parlor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/front%20parlor. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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