parlance

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noun par·lance \ˈpär-lən(t)s\

Definition of parlance

  1. 1 :  speech; especially :  formal debate or parley … battle and not parlance should determine his right and title. — John Speed

  2. 2 :  manner or mode of speech :  idiom The company's computer system had, in computer parlance, “crashed.”

Origin and Etymology of parlance

Medieval French, from Old French, from parler


First Known Use: 15th century

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PARLANCE Defined for English Language Learners

parlance

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noun par·lance \ˈpär-lən(t)s\

Definition of parlance for English Language Learners

  • : language used by a particular group of people


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