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Definition of "parlor" []

  • A room in a private home set apart for the entertainment of visitors. (noun)
  • A small lounge or sitting room affording limited privacy, as at an inn or tavern. (noun)
  • A room equipped and furnished for a special function or business: a tanning parlor. (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 "parlor" in a sentence
  • "The term parlor generally denotes something other than massage within the industry."
  • "You have one room which you call the parlor, supposed to be the best in the house, as to its location, its finish, its furniture, and its use."
  • "This he had placed in what he called the parlor that morning, after dusting it carefully and putting a fresh pillow case on the scanty pillow where Amy's head had lain."