[ pahrl ]

noun, verb (used without object),parled, parl·ing.Archaic.
  1. talk; parley.

Origin of parle

1350–1400; Middle English parlen<Middle French parler to speak <Late Latin parabolāre;see parable

Words Nearby parle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use parle in a sentence

  • You are very naughty, mon prince; I am speaking of real animals, je parle des btes.

    Smoke | Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich
  • During these first years of missionary work at Lac-qui-parle, the school was well attended.

    Mary and I | Stephen Return Riggs
  • And these people at the Traverse (Sissetons they were) we found quite equal to those at Lac-qui-parle.

    Mary and I | Stephen Return Riggs
  • There was at this time an elderly man who sought admission to the church at Lac-qui-parle, Left Hand by name.

    Mary and I | Stephen Return Riggs
  • In these circumstances it was deemed advisable for Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins to go on to Lac-qui-parle for a year.

    Mary and I | Stephen Return Riggs