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Definition of "parlance" []

  • A particular manner of speaking; idiom: legal parlance. (noun)
  • Speech, especially a conversation or parley. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "parlance" in a sentence
  • "Erica - FYI - Opposition Research in campaign parlance is not research you conduct on your opponent, but rather research you do on yourself in an effort to glean what they will find out about you."
  • "Narcissism, in psycho-therapeutic parlance, is a term used to indicate a superficial personality type with a hyper-inflated sense of self to compensate for a grievously wounded core."
  • "He's the guy, in American parlance, who cracks heads, makes it happen, says Joel Rubin, deputy director of the National Security Network, a Washington, D.C., foreign policy think tank."