Synonyms for parlor

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pahr-ler
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɑr lər

Définition of parlor

Origin :
  • c.1200, parlur, "window through which confessions were made," also "apartment in a monastery for conversations with outside persons;" from Old French parleor "courtroom, judgment hall, auditorium" (12c., Modern French parloir), from parler "to speak" (see parley (n.)).
  • Sense of "sitting room for private conversation" is late 14c.; that of "show room for a business" (e.g. ice cream parlor) first recorded 1884. As an adjective, "advocating radical views from a position of comfort," 1910.
  • noun sitting room
Example sentences :
  • The first task that was set her was that of sweeping and dusting a parlor.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • He was shown into the parlor, and Will Paine came down to see him.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • If they entered a house, he sat in the parlor; if they peeped into the kitchen, he was there.
  • Extract from : « Little Daffydowndilly » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Among my other activities, I wired the parlor for electric light.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It might have been the parlor of the White Springs Hotel in duplicate, plush self-rocker and all.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He had come out in the hall, and had closed the door into the parlor behind him.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • In the nurses' parlor, a few feet down the corridor, the nurses were at prayers.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The Captain stumped along in front of her into the parlor, and motioned her to a seat.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • You'll find the sofa in the parlor on the right, and can't miss it.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • What was done in the parlor might be done with divine approbation on every plantation.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.

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