saloon

noun
sa·​loon | \ sə-ˈlün How to pronounce saloon (audio) \

Definition of saloon

1a chiefly British : salon sense 1
b chiefly British : an often elaborately decorated public hall
c(1) : a usually large public cabin on a ship (as for dining)
(2) : the living area on a yacht
d chiefly British : salon sense 4
e : barroom

3 British

b : sedan sense 2a

called also saloon car

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Synonyms for saloon

Synonyms

bar, barroom, café (also cafe), cantina [Southwest], dramshop, gin mill, grogshop [chiefly British], pub, public house [chiefly British], taproom, tavern, watering hole, watering place

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Examples of saloon in a Sentence

cowboys drinking in the saloon after their work was done for the day

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The prospect of another long wallow in the misery of Harry Hope's saloon should give even the most intrepid theatergoer pause. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "A revelatory Denzel Washington in 'The Iceman Cometh'," 10 May 2018 The set designers are clearly having fun with the setting’s opportunities for subtle classical Japanese-inspired interiors in San Francisco, Wild West saloons in the Neutral Zone, and swastikas plastered on just about everything in New York. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "Season 3 of The Man in the High Castle doubles down on science fiction — and stumbles," 27 Sep. 2018 Still drunk and irate, Obadiah promptly proceeded to head-butt the angry patron, and the saloon erupted into chaos. Clarkisha Kent, The Root, "Bloody Mae," 11 Mar. 2018 My favorite has to be a man who stumbles his way out of a saloon every morning to go to work. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Red Dead Redemption 2 player reveals the surprisingly complex lives of NPCs," 10 Nov. 2018 The place also has its own vineyard, library, and saloon, while the surrounding wilderness is ideal for hiking and horseback riding in summer, and heli-skiing and snowmobiling come winter. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Off-the-Grid Hotels for When You Really Want to Escape," 4 Dec. 2017 Beyond the swinging saloon-style doors, were desertlike backdrops, bales of hay, cacti, and tumbleweeds galore. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Ballroom Marfa and Max Mara Host a Riotous Spaghetti Western Gala," 7 Nov. 2018 The outdoor pool is a nice spot for a dose of Vitamin D (especially for those escaping snowy climes this season) and the saloon is the perfect place to start, or end, your evening. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "How to Do Winter Glamping Right (Among Saguaros in Arizona)," 8 Jan. 2019 There are three spaces—the small front bar (so unpretentious there’s sometimes a clothes horse draped with drying bar mats in the corner), the main room with a stage styled like a saloon, and an epic beer garden. Carrie Hutchinson, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Venues & Places for Live Music in Melbourne," 10 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of saloon

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for saloon

French salon, from Italian salone, augmentative of sala hall, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sal hall; akin to Lithuanian sala village

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saloon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of saloon

: a place where alcoholic drinks are served especially : such a place in the western U.S. during the 19th century
: a large, comfortable room on a ship where passengers can talk, relax, etc.
British : a comfortable room in a pub

saloon

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sa·​loon | \ sə-ˈlün How to pronounce saloon (audio) \

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