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parlor

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noun par·lor \ˈpär-lər\

Definition of parlor

  1. 1 :  a room used primarily for conversation or the reception of guests: as a :  a room in a private dwelling for the entertainment of guests b :  a conference chamber or private reception room c :  a room in an inn, hotel, or club for conversation or semiprivate uses

  2. 2 :  any of various business places <a funeral parlor> <a beauty parlor>

Examples of parlor in a sentence

  1. <an ice cream parlor with an old-timey theme>

Origin and Etymology of parlor

Middle English parlour, from Anglo-French, from parler


First Known Use: 13th century


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parlor

adjective par·lor

Definition of parlor

  1. 1 :  used in or suitable for a parlor <parlor furniture>

  2. 2 a :  fostered or advocated in comfortable seclusion without consequent action or application to affairs <parlor bolshevism> b :  given to or characterized by fostering or advocating something (as a doctrine) in such a manner <parlor socialist>

1552

First Known Use of parlor

1552



PARLOR Defined for English Language Learners

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parlor

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noun par·lor \ˈpär-lər\

Definition of parlor for English Language Learners

  • : a store or business that sells a specified kind of food or service

  • : a room in a house or apartment that is used for conversation or for spending time with guests


PARLOR Defined for Kids

parlor

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noun par·lor \ˈpär-lər\

Definition of parlor for Students

  1. 1 :  a room for receiving guests and for conversation

  2. 2 :  a usually small place of business <beauty parlor> <ice cream parlor>



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