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parlours (reception room)

parlours is a plural form of parlour

parlour (reception room)

Definition:

reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

parlours

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

parlor [American spelling]

Etymology:

from Anglo-Norman parlur, from Old French parleur room in convent for receiving...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of parlours...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Parlour | parlor

a name used for a variety of different reception rooms and public spaces in different historical periods. Parlour derives from the Old French word parloir or parler, and entered English around the turn of the 13th century In its original usage it... (42 of 984 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Parlour

Collins Dictionary:

parlour | parlor [United States] | milking parlour [synonym, sense-specific]

[old-fashioned] a living room, especially one kept tidy for the reception of visitors | a reception room in a priest's house, convent, etc | a small ... (24 of 507 words, 6 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/parlour

Oxford Dictionary:

parlour | parlor [United States] | milking parlour [United States]

[outdated] : a sitting room in a private house | a room in a public building for receiving guests | a room in a monastery or convent that is set aside ... (29 of 157 words, 7 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/parlour

Merriam-Webster:

parlor [entry 1, noun] | establishment [synonym, sense-specific] | joint [synonym, sense-specific] | place [synonym, sense-specific] | salon [synonym, sense-specific] | spot [similar, sense-specific] | station [similar, sense-specific] | facility [similar, sense-specific] | installation [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a room used primarily for conversation or the reception of guests: as ; a ... | any of various business places (20 of 119 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/parlor

Random House Dictionary:

parlor | locutoria [sense-specific, plural] | locutory [sense-specific] | locutories [sense-specific, plural] | parlour [British] | locutorium [synonym, sense-specific]

[outdated] a room for the reception and entertainment of visitors to one's home; living room. | a room, apartment, or building serving as a place of ... (25 of 110 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/parlor

Wiktionary:

parlour | parlours [plural] | parlor [United States, sense-specific]

A room for talking, especially the room in a monastery or convent where residents can talk with visitors. | [outdated] The living room of a house, or a room for entertaining guests. | [archaic] A comfortable room in a public house. | A shop or other ... (43 of 65 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/parlour

Macmillan British Dictionary:

parlour [countable] | parlours [plural] | parlor [American spelling]

a name used by some businesses for the shop or room where they do their business | [outdated] a room in a house, used for entertaining guests (26 of 64 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/parlour

American Heritage Dictionary:

parlor | parlour [British]

A room in a private home set apart for the entertainment of visitors. | A small lounge or sitting room affording limited privacy, as at an inn or ... (27 of 59 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parlor

Cambridge Dictionary:

parlour [entry 1, British] | parlor [United States]

a shop which provides a stated type of personal service or sells a stated product (15 of 30 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/parlour 1

parlour [entry 2, British] | parlor [United States]

(especially in the past) a room in a private house used for relaxing, especially one which was kept tidy for entertaining guests (22 of 37 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/parlour 2

New World Dictionary:

parlor

[archaic] a room set aside for the entertainment of guests; formal sitting room ; [outdated] any living room | a small, semiprivate sitting room or ... (24 of 80 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parlor

Encarta Dictionary:

parlor | parlors [plural] | parlour [commerce, buildings, Canadian spelling, British spelling]

a living room that is set aside for entertaining guests | a room or set of rooms equipped and used to provide particular goods or services (often used ... (27 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723878​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

parlour | parlor [United States]

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Anglo-Norman parlur, from Old French parleur room in convent for receiving guests, from parler to speak; see parley

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/parlour

Oxford Dictionary:

parlour | parlor [United States] | milking parlour [United States]

Origin: Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French parlur "place for speaking", from Latin parlare "speak"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/parlour

Wiktionary:

parlour | parlours [plural]

Origin: Anglo-Norman parlur and Old French parleor, from the verb parler ("to speak").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/parlour

parlor | parlors [plural]

Origin: Old English parlour, parlur, French parloir, Late Latin parlatorium.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/parlor

Online Etymology:

parlor

First use: early 13th century

Origin: parlur, from Old French parleor (12th century), from parler "to speak". Originally "window through which confessions were made", ... (21 of 51 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=parlor

American Heritage Dictionary:

parlor

Origin: Middle English parlur, from Old French, from parler, to talk; see "parley".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parlor

New World Dictionary:

parlor

Origin: Middle English parlour from Old French parleor from parler: see "parley"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parlor

Merriam-Webster:

parlor [entry 1, noun]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English parlour, from Anglo-French, from parler

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/parlor

Encarta Dictionary:

parlor | parlors [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French parler "to talk"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723878​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

parlour | parlours [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "parlour"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/parlour

Collins Dictionary:

parlour | parlor [United States]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "parlour"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/parlour

Macmillan British Dictionary:

parlour [countable] | parlours [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "parlour"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/parlour

parlor

Audio: British English pronunciation of "parlor"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/parlor

Cambridge Dictionary:

parlour [entry 2, British]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "parlour"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "parlour"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/parlour 2

the Free Dictionary:

parlour

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "parlour"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "parlour"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/parlour

parlor

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "parlor"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "parlor"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "parlor" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/parlor

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

parlour

Audio: North American pronunciation of "parlour"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=parlou​01 word=parlour

parlor

Audio: North American pronunciation of "parlor"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=parlor​01 word=parlor

Macmillan American Dictionary:

parlor [countable] | parlors [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "parlor"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/parlor

Google Dictionary:

parlor | parlours [plural] | parlors [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "parlor"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=parlor

YourDictionary Audio:

parlor

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "parlor" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parlor

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