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parlor

[ pahr-ler ]
/ ˈpɑr lər /
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noun
Older Use. a room for the reception and entertainment of visitors to one's home; living room.
a room, apartment, or building serving as a place of business for certain businesses or professions: funeral parlor; beauty parlor.
a somewhat private room in a hotel, club, or the like for relaxation, conversation, etc.; lounge.
Also called locutorium. a room in a monastery or the like where the inhabitants may converse with visitors or with each other.
adjective
advocating something, as a political view or doctrine, at a safe remove from actual involvement in or commitment to action: parlor leftism; parlor pink.
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Also especially British, par·lour .

Origin of parlor

1175–1225; Middle English parlur<Anglo-French; Old French parleor, equivalent to parl(er) to speak (see parle) + -eor-or2
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