salon

noun
sa·​lon | \ sə-ˈlän How to pronounce salon (audio) , ˈsa-ˌlän, sa-ˈlōⁿ \

Definition of salon

1 : an elegant apartment or living room (as in a fashionable home)
2 : a fashionable assemblage of notables (such as literary figures, artists, or statesmen) held by custom at the home of a prominent person
3a : a hall for exhibition of art
b capitalized : an annual exhibition of works of art
4 : a stylish business establishment or shop a beauty salon

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Examples of salon in a Sentence

at its headquarters the company maintains a fashionable salon filled with works of modern art
Recent Examples on the Web An employee at a nail salon was shot on Saturday, and deadly gunfire erupted at a nightclub early Monday, according to the sheriff's office. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 1 June 2021 Fully vaccinated people can go without a mask at the salon, while shopping, at the movie theater and church. Paulina Pineda, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2021 Say goodbye to stray hairs and countless hours spent in front of a mirror or at the beauty salon getting professional tweezing done. Chris Hachey, BGR, 13 May 2021 At the beauty salon, the owner Ms. Sadat told how she was born in Iran to refugee parents. Kathy Gannon, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Apr. 2021 Two days later — after complaining to the principal and having Jurnee’s hair styled at a salon with an asymmetrical cut to make the differing lengths less obvious — Jurnee arrived home with the hair on the other side cut. NBC News, 22 Apr. 2021 Two days later — after complaining to the principal and having Jurnee's hair styled at a salon with an asymmetrical cut to make the differing lengths less obvious — Jurnee arrived home with the hair on the other side cut. Corey Williams, Detroit Free Press, 20 Apr. 2021 At the salon, Sottosanti styled Amelia's new shorter hairdo in soft waves. Katy Read, Star Tribune, 16 Apr. 2021 That translates to less time and money spent at the salon, and in turn, less damage done to the hair. Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of salon

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for salon

French

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10 Jun 2021

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“Salon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salon. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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salon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of salon

: a business that gives customers beauty treatments (such as haircuts)
old-fashioned : a large room in a fashionable house that is used for entertaining guests
: a regular meeting of writers, artists, etc., at someone's home

salon

noun
sa·​lon | \ sə-ˈlän How to pronounce salon (audio) , ˈsa-ˌlän \

Kids Definition of salon

: a business that offers customers beauty treatments a hair salon

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