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

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

  • "Moi parle Français," he said, with an accent corresponding to his grammar.

    By Desert Ways to Baghdad

    Louisa Jebb

  • He responded in English,—the English of Ici on parle anglais.

  • Thus as they parle, before they be aware, Perhaps a Pursuivant slips in behind, And makes 'em run like hares before the wind.

  • Go then to the parlor (the place of parle), a good-sized room where merchants can bring their wares.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony

    William Stearns Davis

  • S'iL est dit cependant que tu veux le barren, Parle; je suis tout pret, je me ferai chatrer.'

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt